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Birds are not suitable companion animals

Published 11/06/09

What if you went over to your neighbor’s house and noticed that they had a cat sitting in a cage in their living room?

So begins a post from Born Free USA's Senior Program Associate Monica Engebretson that generated dozens of comments in response.

Should Birds be Kept as Pets?
Monica Engebretson
Opposing Views

Bird breeder cited for cruelty to animals

Published 11/03/09

The city’s Animal Care Division seized 111 birds last month from an Aurora home last month, claiming that the animals were treated cruelly and forced to live in inhumane conditions. According to court documents, the officer found dirty cages with no water, bedding soiled with feces and several dead mice. The woman is facing several charges related to infractions to the city code, including cruelty to animals, the endangerment of the health and life of an animal, failure to remove feces and humane care charges related to the lack of potable water. The possible fines for the misdemeanor charges range from $15 to $1,000, plus one year in jail.

City seizes 111 birds from Aurora home
Brandon Johansson
The Aurora Sentinel, Aurora, CO


Plaudits for fffashion

Published 10/27/09

Leading animal advocacy and wildlife conservation organization Born Free USA and leading environmental publication, E Magazine, celebrate the glorious climax of fffashion, their fur free fashion design competition promoting the ethical and environmental benefits of foregoing fur fashions.

fffur Free and Fabulous!
Ava
Paw Talk


Our Primate Sanctuary highlighted on Encyclopedia Brittanica website

Published 10/23/09

It’s not often that a primate from a research facility, a circus or a backyard zoo gets a second chance, but that’s exactly what happens at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary. Home to over 500 non-human primates, including vervets, baboons and macaques, the sanctuary strives to help these primates heal from their pasts.

Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary: A Place of Healing
Advocacy for Animals
Encyclopedia Brittanica


Quoted in a story on the federal bear poaching bill

Published 10/19/09

... In the U.S., 34 states ban trade in bear gallbladders and bile, noted Adam Roberts, vice president of the animal-advocacy nonprofit Born Free USA, who backs the newly proposed bill. ...

U.S. Bear Gallbladders Sold on Black Market
Brian Handwerk
National Geographic News


A lifetime of misery

Published 10/16/09

A lifetime of misery is what elephants endure in circuses. They are carted in box cars or trucks from city to city for the majority of the year, forced to perform unnatural tricks under threat of beatings with bullhooks, chained for hours on end, and separated from their families — all for just a few minutes of mindless entertainment.

It's Time to End the Use of Elephants in Circuses
Nicole G. Paquette, Born Free USA
Opposing Views


Big Cat Conservation

Published 10/15/09

Tune in this Friday, October 16, to “The Nature Connection” at 6:45pm EST (3:45pm PST) to hear Born Free USA’s Adam Roberts talk about big cat conservation and what Born Free USA is doing to help all these magnificent animals!

Name That Tune

Published 10/15/09

Can you match the bird to the call?

Often a bird is heard before he is seen. An important skill for any birder is the ability to identify birds by their unique call. Test your skill with our Bird Call Quiz!

The quiz is one of the new features on our revamped webpage for National Bird Day, celebrated January 5!

 

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