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West Virginia City Passes Ordinance Requiring a License for Exotic "Pets"

Published 07/14/10

Following the frightening incident involving escape of a 9-foot python, later found dead under a neighbor's home, the city of Ravenswood West Virginia passed an ordinance requiring owners of exotic pets to obtain a license and pay a fee to the city.

Link: http://dailymail.com/News/201007070923


Born Free CEO Will Travers goes global

Watch him on Riz Khan's One on One

Published 07/12/10

Will TraversWill Travers on Al-Jazeera

Born Free CEO Will Travers was recently interviewed on Riz Khan's One on One. Watch the full interview now »

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Meet Khy – our winner!

Published 07/01/10

Adopt Khy

Khy is the winner of our Adopt a Primate Contest. In honor of his win, he (and his neighboring monkeys) received an extra day's supply of bananas. And you received $10 off Khy's adoption through July! Really, all the primates in the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary are winners. (But you already knew that!)

A name fit for a handsome hamadryas baboon

Published 06/28/10

Shawshank

Meet Shawshank; the newest member of our Adopt a Primate program. Shawshank is a 16-year-old hamadryas baboon who had the good fortune to be retired from a research facility and now spends his days at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary in a large, natural enclosure in the company of other baboons. Adopt him today.

Keep Wildlife in the Wild Week: June 21-25

Published 06/14/10

Born Free USA is excited to announce our second annual Keep Wildlife in the Wild Week! Why a week? Because there are so many animals in need and species in trouble, we decided to give them a whole week! It's all happening here starting June 21. Find out more »

Victory for turtles and frogs

Published 05/20/10

Born Free USA applauds the California Fish and Game Commission for upholding its decision to cease issuing permits for the importation of live turtles and frogs destined for live-food markets.

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Operation Uncovers Illegal Rhino Horn and Ivory Trade

Published 05/20/10

A coordinated operation undertaken by INTERPOL and supported by Born Free Foundation has resulted in the closure of an illegal ivory factory in Africa and the confiscation of hundreds of kilos of elephant ivory and rhino horn. The sting, dubbed “Operation Mogatle” in honor of the late assistant director of the Botswana Department of Wildlife and National Parks, was the third coordinated effort of its kind in the past three years.

Link: http://www.interpol.int

Victory for Bears!

Born Free USA applauds California Citizens for Standing up for Bears

Published 04/21/10

Thanks to the efforts of animal advocates including Born Free USA and our members the California Department of Fish and Game rescinded its bear hunting proposal that would have expanded bear hunting across the state, increased the number of bears killed, and allowed the use of high tech equipment on bear hunting hounds.

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