In Ohio, 142 private owners registered a total of 360 dangerous wild animals during a two-month registration period last year, according to the Ohio Department of Agriculture. But that number, some experts say, doesn't begin to capture the number of exotic animals that are being kept by private owners throughout the state.
Link: Dayton Daily News
Learning how to respect and respond to wildlife in your backyard — and while camping, picnicking, and hiking — can mean the difference between co-existing peacefully and being in serious danger. Remember "fed wildlife is dead wildlife."
Link: Living Green Magazine
With Summer here, so is the prime time for spotting wildlife and in case you encounter a wild animal during your outdoor activities, Born Free USA has some tips for you. One being to remember that you are on their turf.
Link: Pet News and Views
Born Free USA urges the ban of cruel, indiscriminate traps to save dogs, cats and wildlife and supports Senator Sanderson and SB 689.
Link: Star News Online
Keeping big cats as pets, in private zoo exhibits or for photo opportunities with any unwitting member of the community is a serious problem that must stop. Born Free USA commends Reps. McKeon and Sanchez for spearheading the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act (H.R. 1998) to prohibit the breeding and private possession of big cats and requiring current "owners" to register their big cats with the USDA.
Link: The Fresno Bee
Adrian Cale explores the life and work of our CEO, Will Travers OBE and Born Free, in this 23-minute pilot for a prospective TV series called Wildlife Heroes. Described as "Fascinating and insightful".
A black bear was euthanized after chasing a pet dog and injuring a woman Wednesday morning, a state spokesman confirmed. Born Free USA reminds people that it's best to avoid a conflict from the start.
Link: News Times Connecticut
Prince Charles has warned that criminal gangs are turning to animal poaching, an unprecedented slaughter of species that can only be stopped by waging war on the perpetrators, in the latest of a series of increasingly outspoken speeches about the environment.