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Animal Attraction: Baby Blankets for Primates

Published 11/04/13

The Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary is holding a “Baby Blankets for Primates” drive! Donated blankets will provide warmth, enrichment, and security for our residents, many of whom suffered brutal circumstances before arriving at the Sanctuary.

Link: KHOU.COM

Pet Snakes Are Constricting Our Public Safety

Published 10/31/13

With a sharp increase in incidents involving escaped "pet" snakes harming communities and damaging ecosystems, it's clear why Will Travers, CEO of Born Free USA, opposes the keeping of snakes as pets.

Link: Huffington Post

Baby Blankets for Primates

Published 10/31/13

Keep a primate warm this winter by donating a blanket to the "Baby Blankets for Primates" drive at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary! Tim Ajax, Director of the Sanctuary, says that "blankets can provide comfort to residents who have once been involved and suffered in the exotic pet trade."

Link: One Green Planet

Elephants arrive at wildlife sanctuary in California

Published 10/23/13

Three elephants from the Toronto Zoo have arrived safely at the Performing Animal Welfare Society's wildlife sanctuary in California, following a carefully monitored three-day trek. CTV News interviews Barry MacKay, Born Free USA's Senior Program Associate and Canadian Representative, about the importance of this move.

Link: CTV News

Primatologist uses gourds to help monkeys

Published 10/23/13

Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary's Alexandra Bowman speaks at the Pumpkins for Primates event in New Braunfels, Texas, where children learn about the hardships facing primates and decorate pumpkins (with non-toxic paint) to give to the primates at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary. The event was presented by the local chapter of Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots organization.

Link: Herald Zeitung

International March for Elephants

Published 10/15/13

At the International March for Elephants, Born Free USA CEO Will Travers gives an impassioned speech about the cruel realities of the ivory trade. (You can also read a transcript of the speech here.)

Link: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01j9gjv

Mourning Dove Hunt

Published 10/11/13

Born Free USA's Canadian Representative, Barry McKay, speaks out against the recent decision to add the mourning dove to Ontario's list of species that can be hunted. Listen to his interview on CBC Toronto's radio show, Ontario Morning.

Link: CBCRADIO

Snakes alive! Countless reports of snakes turning up in weird places

Published 10/08/13

Born Free USA's Exotic Animal Incidents Database proves useful for tracking the recent rash of snake-related incidents, including those involving injuries and deaths to humans and other animals.

Link: SOTT.NET

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