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Born Free USA Offers Compassionate Holiday Shopping Tips

Published 11/29/10
By FidoFriendly.com

Compassion is in fashion now more than ever and ethical consumerism has become a priority for many shoppers. Born Free USA, a nationally recognized leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, is encouraging consumers to be extra wise this holiday season and to make informed decisions when it comes to buying items considered “green” or “natural.”

Link: FidoFriendly.com


$6,000 Monkey Catches Attention

Published 11/29/10
By Utica (N.Y.) Observer-Dispatch

Remember the $6,000 capuchin monkey that caused waves when it was euthanized so it could be tested for rabies after it bit an Oneida Castle woman? Well, that monkey has caught some national attention. Earlier this week, Born Free USA learned of Jada’s story and sent out a news release calling on New York state to reconsider its rabies testing requirements. The group also took aim at those who keep exotic animals as pets.

Link: Utica (N.Y.) Observer-Dispatch


25 Gift Ideas That Give to Animals, Too

Published 11/29/10

Just because we've already seen taxidermied piglet banks, frogs in plastic cubes and reindeer steaks for sale, it doesn't mean we can't have a humane holiday season this year. Here are more than 25 ways to give without giving up on your love for animals.

Link: Change.org

Kenya Wildlife Agents Kill 2 Elephant Poachers

Published 11/29/10
By Tom Odula, Associated Press

NAIROBI, Kenya – The Kenya Wildlife Service on Nov. 26 said its agents shot dead two suspected poachers who they saw shooting at a herd of elephants in one of the country's famous national parks. This brings the number of poachers shot dead by agents of the wildlife service to five, the most killed in a month, an agency spokesman said.

Link: Yahoo News!/Associated Press

Help BFUSA's Sanctuary, Jane Goodall Urges

Published 11/23/10

Dr. Jane Goodall, perhaps the most famous, recognizable and influential name in primate protection, recently sent a personal note to Born Free USA Chief Executive Officer Will Travers and our friends and supporters about our work in Dilley, Texas, caring for 500 primates in need at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary. “Caring for each primate that has been rescued — often from a life of misery — is very important,” said Goodall. “It is also costly. Born Free desperately needs support in order to provide these primates with the kind of lives they need — and deserve.”


Monkey Bites 'Owner' in Arizona

Published 11/22/10
By Ryn Gargulinski, Tucson (Ariz.) Citizen blogger

A pet rhesus monkey — on its way to be euthanized — bit its Phoenix owner on the hand last week, stirring up a renewed brouhaha about monkeys and other primates making bad pets. It doesn’t take a zoological scientist to figure that one out.

Link: Tucson (Ariz.) Citizen

Hawaiian 'False Killer Whale' To Be Protected?

Published 11/18/10

The dwindling population of a whale in Hawaiian waters has led the Obama administration to propose classifying the species as endangered, environmentalists say. The Hawaiian "false killer whale" has a small and ecologically important population that has suffered a significant decline over the past 25 years and only 150 of the animals may be left, a Natural Resources Defense Council release said Nov. 17.

Link: UPI.com

Born Free USA Wins $12,000!

Published 11/18/10

Thanks to our thousands of supporters in Canada and the United States, Born Free USA has won $12,000 from the Body Shop Foundation! Last month in each country, we finished second in an online and in-store popularity contest that pitted us against two other nonprofit organizations. We received 13,743 votes in Canada and 44,265 votes in the United States. Our winnings, as do all our funds, will go toward our campaigns, advocacy and other efforts to Keep Wildlife in the Wild®. Thank you, Body Shop, and thank you, supporters!

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