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Western Lawmakers Target Endangered Gray Wolves

Published 10/04/10
By Associated Press

BILLINGS, Mont. – Two decades after the federal government spent a half-million dollars to study the reintroduction of gray wolves to the Northern Rockies, lawmakers say it's time for Congress to step in again — this time to clamp down on the endangered animals.

Link: Associated Press/Yahoo! News


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

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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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.


When Animals and Humans Collide

Published 09/09/10

Born Free USA's senior program associate, Monica Engebretson, recently was interviewed by Shannon Devereaux Sanford of WTBQ radio in New York. They talked about urban and suburban conflicts between animals and humans. Listen to the 11-minute, 30-second interview.

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