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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to the efforts of animal advocates including Born Free USA and our members the California Department of Fish and Game rescinded its bear hunting proposal that would have expanded bear hunting across the state, increased the number of bears killed, and allowed the use of high tech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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Build it and they will shop with compassion

Published 04/18/10

Help us build our "Pet Supply Store Locator," the only place on the web where you can locate compassionate pet supply stores that do not sell any live animals.

All you need to do is visit www.petsupplylocator.com and "suggest a store" in your area that should be added to our list. And tell your friends and family to do the same.

Is a Ban on the Use of Wild Animals in Circuses in England Imminent?

Published 04/15/10
By Born Free Foundation News Release, March 6, 2010

Our Animal Loving Public has spoken — and the Government is listening. Today Jim Fitzpatrick, The Animal Welfare Minister, announced that the huge response to the Government’s consultation on keeping wild animals to perform in circuses clearly indicated that this is no longer acceptable and he is ‘minded to pursue a ban on the use of these animals in circuses’.

Born Free Foundation has long campaigned for such a ban and has actively participated in the Government consultation process, believing firmly that a complete ban is the only humane and sensible approach. This view is shared by over 94% of those who responded.

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Born Free USA urges the “Darth Vader of Dolphins” to leave the Dark Side

Published 04/02/10

Born Free USA applauds the recent announcement by notorious dolphin trader Chris Porter that he will stop capturing and trading dolphins and that he plans to release his remaining 17 dolphins back to the wild.

According to Porter, he is known as the “Darth Vader of dolphins,” having captured and sold more than 83 dolphins to aquaria around the world, a moniker that will surely change soon if he keeps his word.

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State House OKs ban on primates as pets

Published 03/23/10

As we know first-hand from some of the primates who come to the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary because they were too aggressive or their "owners" became so frightened that the monkey never left their small cage, primates don't make good pets. And can in fact be downright dangerous. We're glad to see that the majority of Illinois lawmakers agree.

State House OKs ban on primates as pets
Steve Contorno
Sun-Times Springfield Bureau

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