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Primates escape experimental research

Published 10/01/13

Why does the U.S. still allow medical research on primates? Following Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary's recent addition of nine baboons from a research lab, this article explores the need to develop alternative methods of medical testing.

Link: Ohio.com


Q&A: Space Coast grad spreads wings in design

Published 10/01/13

In a new interview, Jaimie Partin, Second Place winner in Born Free's 2013 fur-free fashion competition (fffashion), shares her compassionate inspiration for her prize-winning design, "Umbrella-la."

Link: Florida Today

Blood ivory: poachers use poison to slaughter elephants in Africa

Published 09/27/13

At least 87 elephants are confirmed dead from cyanide poisoning in Zimbabwe’s largest national park. Three poachers have been charged and sentenced, but the fight against the ivory trade rages on.

Link: The Verge


Snakes in the Florida Everglades, do they belong there

Published 09/27/13

Born Free USA’s Executive Vice President, Adam Roberts, speaks out about the ecological and public safety risks of owning dangerous “pet” snakes.

Link: Examiner.com

USDA Cracks Down on Internet Pet Sales

Published 09/27/13

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will now require internet-based animal sellers to meet minimum standards of animal welfare. This rule will force breeders to follow Animal Welfare Act guidelines when selling animals to buyers, sight unseen.

Link: Veterinary Practice News


A Close-Up Look at Animal Welfare Issues

Published 09/25/13

Tune in online to the animal-focused TV program, A Close-Up Look at Animal Welfare Issues, this Wednesday, September 25 at 6:30pm to hear Born Free USA's Executive Vice President, Adam Roberts, discuss the Captive Primate Safety Act (HR2856). Roberts will discuss Born Free USA's support for the bill, which would prohibit the interstate commerce of primates in the multi-billion dollar exotic pet trade.


The Changing Face of the Rhino

Published 09/24/13

Will Travers, CEO of Born Free USA, recently spoke out about the deadly spike in rhino poaching at the Royal Geographic Society in London at an event called The Changing Face of the Rhino, marking World Rhino Day. Listen to Will’s speech and learn what you can do to help the rhinos.

Link: YouTube


Nine baboons retired from research lab in New York arrive in South Texas

Published 09/20/13

The Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary is thrilled to welcome nine new baboons this week, all rescued from a research lab in New York. For the first time, they will experience sun, grass, and the company of other baboons.

Link: KENS5 San Antonio

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