Born Free USA's own Grass Roots Coordinator, Jessica Stout, is featured in this story on dispelling misconceptions about pit bulls.
Pit bull makeover: Shedding new light on the most feared breed in America
Sacramento News & Review
For nine years, Kelly Ann Walz kept the black bear she called "Teddy" as a pet, raising it from cubhood at her hilltop menagerie where she also cared for a mountain lion and tiger. On Sunday night, she went into Teddy's 15-by-15-foot steel and concrete cage, throwing a shovelful of dog food to one side to distract the bear while she cleaned the other side. But the 350-pound bear turned on Walz and attacked her. Walz was pronounced dead at the scene.
Now matter how tame they may seem, wild animals are still wild animals. Born Free USA keeps a database of attacks by captive pets on their possessors.
Pet bear turns on Pa. owner, kills her in cage
The Associated Press
The Learning Channel (TLC) has sunk to an all time low with their new show My Monkey Baby which airs this Sunday, October 4.
The "greatest show on earth" starting at the Rose Garden tonight isn't so great for its largest performers, according to a 2003 lawsuit filed by animal-rights groups against Feld Entertainment, Inc., the parent company of the Ringling Bros. circus. After years of legal wrangling, a verdict is expected shortly. The parties' lawyers delivered their final arguments in March.
Federal court will decide fate of circus elephants soon
Jacques Von Lunen
Born Free USA senior vice president Adam Roberts will be featured on “The Nature Connection” on BlogTalkRadio this Friday, September 18, beginning at 4:00pm PST. Tune in to this exciting show to hear Adam talk about bears in the U.S. and the federal Bear Protection Act. Adam’s portion of the show begins airing at 4:45pm.
The absolute absurdity of grown men getting pleasure from blasting small doves into pieces is succinctly explored by Born Free USA’s Monica Engebretson in a powerful blog titled “What the heck is wrong with some people?” What indeed? Come on, you brave hunters, explain just what it is that makes you feel so good about pitting your ‘wits’ and rifles against 5 ounces of feathers?
Colorado’s Dove hunting season begins
blog on 10,000 Birds website
... The group opposed to the bill, according to the analysis, is Born Free USA, which “objects to this bill because it would fund projects related to hunting and habitat improvements for that purpose.” ...
County writes letter supporting bill aimed at hunting conservation
Siskiyou Daily News (Yreka, CA)
Irritated at his family's 20-year-old African grey parrot for disturbing him while watching a NASCAR race on television, a man pulled out a BB gun and shot the bird three times, killing him.
Born Free USA's Senior Program Associate, Monica Engebretson, contributes to this story.
Man Shoots and Kills Pet Parrot For Being 'Annoying'