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Let's Keep Moving in the Right Direction

Published 06/11/13

Born Free USA urges the ban of cruel, indiscriminate traps to save dogs, cats and wildlife and supports Senator Sanderson and SB 689.

Link: Star News Online


Op-Ed: Tracy Coppola and Adam Roberts: House Bill Protects People and Big Cats

Published 06/10/13
Source: The Fresno Bee

Keeping big cats as pets, in private zoo exhibits or for photo opportunities with any unwitting member of the community is a serious problem that must stop. Born Free USA commends Reps. McKeon and Sanchez for spearheading the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act (H.R. 1998) to prohibit the breeding and private possession of big cats and requiring current "owners" to register their big cats with the USDA.

Link: The Fresno Bee


Bear euthanized after it attacks woman

Published 05/31/13
Source: News Times Connecticut

A black bear was euthanized after chasing a pet dog and injuring a woman Wednesday morning, a state spokesman confirmed. Born Free USA reminds people that it's best to avoid a conflict from the start.

Link: News Times Connecticut

Prince Charles Calls for War on Animal Poachers

Published 05/23/13
By Fiona Harvey, The Guardian (U.K.)

Prince Charles has warned that criminal gangs are turning to animal poaching, an unprecedented slaughter of species that can only be stopped by waging war on the perpetrators, in the latest of a series of increasingly outspoken speeches about the environment.

Link: Guardian.co.uk


National Geographic Embraces Our Database

Published 05/21/13

National Geographic used our Exotic Animal Incidents database to compile this creative online graphic earlier this year.

Link: NationalGeographic.com


California Japanese Restaurant Skewered for Serving Lion Meat

Published 05/20/13
By Aaron Kinney, San Mateo County Times

A Japanese restaurant that offers exotic meats may have bitten off more than it can chew. Mokutanya charcoal grill recently added African lion to the menu as a promotional item, and news accounts have generated a swiftly developing backlash on Facebook and other social media sites. Meanwhile, an animal rights advocate, who has investigated how lion meat is produced, said consumers should be wary.

Link: MercuryNews.com

Wildlife Agency Looking into Croc’s Death in Keys

Published 05/16/13
By CBS Miami

Wildlife officials are looking for answers after a crocodile was found dead in Florida Bay. The croc’s body was found floating in the water near Islamorada on Sunday (May 12), according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Link: Miami.CBSLocal.com

Colorado Wildlife Ranger Fined for Poaching Mule Deer

Published 05/15/13
By Channel 7 (ABC), Denver

A Colorado Parks and Wildlife ranger has been fined and demoted, but not fired, for using artificial light while poaching a trophy mule deer after legal hunting hours last October.

Link: TheDenverChannel.com

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