In a new interview, Jaimie Partin, Second Place winner in Born Free's 2013 fur-free fashion competition (fffashion), shares her compassionate inspiration for her prize-winning design, "Umbrella-la."
Link: Florida Today
Born Free USA staff joined hundreds of other compassionate ele-friends in Washington DC for The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust's International March for Elephants on Friday 4th, October. Born Free USA CEO, Will Travers, spoke at the rally in front of the White House. Check out his speech and photos from the march!
Our work is far from over, though. Born Free USA continues to fight against elephant poaching and illegal wildlife trafficking, and you can be a part of these efforts! From now through October 14, your purchase of a 'Crush the Ivory Trade' campaign tee-shirt from FLOAT Apparel will help support Born Free USA's work. Advocate for elephants in style, and remember to Say No to Ivory!
At least 87 elephants are confirmed dead from cyanide poisoning in Zimbabwe’s largest national park. Three poachers have been charged and sentenced, but the fight against the ivory trade rages on.
Link: The Verge
Born Free USA’s Executive Vice President, Adam Roberts, speaks out about the ecological and public safety risks of owning dangerous “pet” snakes.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will now require internet-based animal sellers to meet minimum standards of animal welfare. This rule will force breeders to follow Animal Welfare Act guidelines when selling animals to buyers, sight unseen.
Link: Veterinary Practice News
Tune in online to the animal-focused TV program, A Close-Up Look at Animal Welfare Issues, this Wednesday, September 25 at 6:30pm to hear Born Free USA's Executive Vice President, Adam Roberts, discuss the Captive Primate Safety Act (HR2856). Roberts will discuss Born Free USA's support for the bill, which would prohibit the interstate commerce of primates in the multi-billion dollar exotic pet trade.
Will Travers, CEO of Born Free USA, recently spoke out about the deadly spike in rhino poaching at the Royal Geographic Society in London at an event called The Changing Face of the Rhino, marking World Rhino Day. Listen to Will’s speech and learn what you can do to help the rhinos.
For as little as 50 cents per week, you can change the life of an animal by adopting a monkey at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary. We need your help to give them all that they need to live happy and healthy lives. Packages are available for $25, $52, or $100. Or, you can become a compassionate Primate Sustainer with a monthly contribution of $10 or more. Adopt today!