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Born Free USA In The News

A place where beasts rediscover their beauty

Published 07/31/13

Our animal-incident database has documented 80 deaths from exotic animals since 1990, but that is only the tip of the iceberg. Born Free USA can only compile what we can document and those tend to be the more interesting cases, the ones that get in the news. There are plenty of animal scratches, bites and attacks that happen in people's backyards we never hear about.

Link: Star-Telegram

White rhino 'Charlie' euthanized at Greater Vancouver Zoo

Published 07/11/13

Born Free USA weighs in on the death of Charlie, The Greater Vancouver Zoo's 46-year-old southern white rhinoceros who was euthanized, by mourning a life spent in captivity and hopes another rhino is not condemned to take his place behind bars.

Link: CBC News

Putting Life Back In The Wild

Published 07/01/13

"The Hindu" interviews our CEO, Will Travers, about the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) conference and the Species Survival Network (SSN), a coalition of nearly 100 organizations committed to the strict enforcement of the CITES resolutions, of which Born Free USA is a member.

Link: The Hindu

Africa on the Edge

Published 07/01/13

Born Free USA's CEO Will Travers reports on the brutal events unfolding in Africa regarding the wildlife trade, specifically in ivory. He's discovered an undeniable truth: that human-related and animal-related aspects of the crisis are directly connected. The facilitation of poaching operations by the corruption in Central African countries' governments and as well as the region's engagement in civil war, have a detrimental effect on the elephant population.

Link: Huffington Post

Footloose Montana Deserves Credit for Work on Trapping Issue

Published 06/30/13

Born Free USA thanks Footloose Montana for its hard work on the 2013 ballot initiative to prohibit trapping on public lands and the state of Montana.

Link: Billings Gazette

Bloom’s Assembly Bill Calls for Action on Bobcats

Published 06/27/13

Born Free USA highlights the importance of passing AB 1213, the Bobcat Protection Act and urges all Californians to speak up.

Link: Topanga Messenger

Listen: New York Bar Association

Published 06/19/13

Audio recording of the roundtable discussion on the elephant and rhino poaching crisis, sponsored by the New York Bar Association. The panelists included a reporter for National Geographic, representative from INTERPOL, NY state wildlife law enforcement officer and Born Free USA's EVP Adam Roberts.

Listen: New York Bar Association

Outlawing Shark Finning Is Important

Published 06/17/13

Born Free USA points out that if state and federal legislation works together, sharks will have the best chance of escaping suffering and death.

Link: Marianas Variety

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