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Report: Sewage Kills 32 Antelope at Indian Zoo

Published 09/30/10
By Mara Gay, AOL News

Sewage contamination in an Indian zoo has killed 32 blackbuck antelope and left two rhinos in critical condition, an Indian news agency reports. The antelope fell ill and died last week after drinking sewage water that seeped into the moat around their pens at New Delhi's National Zoological Park, according to a Press Trust of India report cited by The Associated Press. Two rhinos are struggling to survive after drinking the toxic water.

Link: AOL News

Nontarget Trapping Incidents Database Debuts

Published 09/30/10

Millions of animals are trapped each year, causing untold suffering and death for many of the creatures, not all of whom were targeted by the trappers. Dogs, cats, endangered species and even humans can be caught in leg-hold traps, snare traps or traps designed to crush and kill. Born Free USA's newest, easy-to-use interactive database details just a tiny fraction of such tragedies. “Since almost no state agencies track this information impacting so many animals and their families, we are,” says Born Free USA’s chief executive officer, Will Travers. “It is unacceptable that thousands of innocent animals are brutally captured by trappers’ devices.

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Plan Unveiled To Preserve Mediterranean Habitat, Species

Published 09/29/10
By Agence France-Presse

PARIS — An alliance of conservationists and international donors on Wednesday unveiled a map of six areas on the Mediterranean rim aimed at guiding policy for preserving precious habitats and threatened species.

Link: AFP/Yahoo! News

Florida Panthers Bound Back Thanks to Texas Mates

Published 09/27/10
By Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press

In the quest to save the endangered Florida panther, their Texas cousins were the cat's meow. Wildlife biologists moved eight female panthers from Texas — close relatives yet genetically distinct — into south Florida 15 years ago in hopes of boosting reproduction, and the immigration paid off.

Link: Yahoo! News

(VIDEO) Born Free's Virginia McKenna Interviewed on L.A. TV

Published 09/20/10

Virginia McKenna, who co-starred with real-life husband Will Travers in the classic and inspirational 1966 film Born Free, recently was interviewed by KABC-TV (Channel 7) in Los Angeles. McKenna talks briefly about her firm intention to continue speaking out for animals, and the short segment includes footage from our Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary in Texas.

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Born Free USA Launches Canadian Campaigns Page

Published 09/16/10

Baby seal hunts and polar bear struggles are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg when it comes to animal protection issues north of the border. Born Free USA is proud to discuss those issues in a detailed and thought-provoking way on our new Canadian Campaigns Page. Longtime journalist and animal advocate Barry Kent MacKay, Born Free’s Senior Program Associate in Canada, shares his observations and opinions in essays and blogs that whisk you north of the border and out into the wild. Find out what we’re doing to save Canadian wildlife and how you can help.

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Traps Set For Wildlife Crush Cats, Dogs

Published 09/14/10

Born Free USA (BFUSA) estimates that more than 300,000 non-target animals are the unintended victims of body-crushing wildlife traps set each year. Cats and dogs are injured or killed, suffering excruciating pain and losing limbs, as a result of the remorseless jaws of leghold traps, Conibear traps and snares set for wild animals, who trappers capture and strip for fur.

Link: Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Examiner

Mutilated Body Parts Found in British Columbia Park

Published 09/13/10

A disturbing collection of discarded animal parts has been found in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve on the west coast of Vancouver Island near Tofino, British Columbia. Park wardens found 35 kilograms of bear and deer meat, marine and freshwater fish, shellfish and the hide and paws of a black bear.

Link: CTV British Columbia Warning: The story's slideshow contains graphic images.

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