Born Free USA In The News
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
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
Born Free USA highlights the importance of passing AB 1213, the Bobcat Protection Act and urges all Californians to speak up.
Link: Topanga Messenger
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
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
In Ohio, 142 private owners registered a total of 360 dangerous wild animals during a two-month registration period last year, according to the Ohio Department of Agriculture. But that number, some experts say, doesn't begin to capture the number of exotic animals that are being kept by private owners throughout the state.
Link: Dayton Daily News
Learning how to respect and respond to wildlife in your backyard — and while camping, picnicking, and hiking — can mean the difference between co-existing peacefully and being in serious danger. Remember "fed wildlife is dead wildlife."
Link: Living Green Magazine
With Summer here, so is the prime time for spotting wildlife and in case you encounter a wild animal during your outdoor activities, Born Free USA has some tips for you. One being to remember that you are on their turf.
Link: Pet News and Views