Born Free USA's CEO Will Travers reports on the brutal events unfolding in Africa regarding the wildlife trade, specifically in ivory. He's discovered an undeniable truth: that human-related and animal-related aspects of the crisis are directly connected. The facilitation of poaching operations by the corruption in Central African countries' governments and as well as the region's engagement in civil war, have a detrimental effect on the elephant population.
Link: Huffington Post
Born Free USA thanks Footloose Montana for its hard work on the 2013 ballot initiative to prohibit trapping on public lands and the state of Montana.
Link: Billings Gazette
Born Free USA highlights the importance of passing AB 1213, the Bobcat Protection Act and urges all Californians to speak up.
Link: Topanga Messenger
Born Free USA is proud to help reveal new evidence showing that trophy hunting -- especially of species such as lions -- is not economically beneficial. This should suppress any argument that hunting equals conservation. Read the latest economic study and see our short infographic.
Born Free USA's online auction runs June 25 – June 29. We have some great items this year! Artist Camilla d’Errico has donated two of her beautiful signed prints. Check out the deluxe doggie gift basket from Natural Balance pet foods. And discover so much more. Bid on some exciting gifts and help animals too by visiting www.biddingforgood.com/bornfreeusa.
Getting this anti-trapping measure on the ballot in Montana would be an important step toward ending the cruelty associated with cruel and indiscriminate traps - saving both wildlife and dogs and cats.
Charla Nash has unfortunately not prevailed in her attempt to hold the State of Connecticut accountable for the mauling she sustained at the hands of a privately held chimpanzee. Born Free USA’s Adam Roberts advised the Nash legal team in the case.
Audio recording of the roundtable discussion on the elephant and rhino poaching crisis, sponsored by the New York Bar Association. The panelists included a reporter for National Geographic, representative from INTERPOL, NY state wildlife law enforcement officer and Born Free USA's EVP Adam Roberts.
Listen: New York Bar Association