Born Free USA In The News
The state's failure to enact laws banning the sale of bear gallbladders and bile has allowed New York to become a haven for poachers and profiteers who ship the valuable products overseas for use in traditional Asian medicines, wildlife advocates claim. "Our biggest concern is about New York being used as a laundering point to get gallbladders out of the country," said Adam Roberts, executive vice president of Born Free USA. "They are being shipped out of New York to places like Korea."
Link: New York Daily News
Born Free USA's executive vice president, Adam Roberts, appears on "Pet Talk," a program hosted on News 12 Connecticut by meteorologist Lauren Collier. Click here or on the image to watch the program. (Note: The portion of the show that features Adam being interviewed starts at approximately the 5:35 mark.)
It isn’t often that a public auction inspires debate about man’s place on the planet, his relationship with the natural world or the nobility of wild and free animals. But the sale of more than 700 taxidermy mounts this weekend in Fort Worth — including full-body displays of lions, a brown bear and a tiger — illustrates the often-contentious relationship between animal-rights advocates and hunters.
Link: Dallas Morning News
Born Free USA's executive vice president, Adam Roberts, gives an overview of our organization and what some of our most pressing issues are in an interview with the Vegan Consultant website.
Link: Vegan Consultant
Birds are quite literally the "canary in a coal mine" for all of Planet Earth. They provide a feathered barometer of global environmental health and act as a specialized alert system for detecting environmental problems.
Link: San Francisco Chronicle
The world of birdhouses is divided into two parts: cute, decorative, often whimsical creations that appeal to humans, and functional nesting boxes that the birds will actually use.
Link: The Sacramento Bee
The animal and wildlife conservation group Born Free USA is asking people to be particularly conscious of the vital role birds play in the environmental balance of nature when they celebrate Earth Day on Friday, April 22.
Link: Orlando Sentinel
Born Free USA recently completed a landmark investigation into the cruel world of trapping for the fur industry. The investigation, “Victims of Vanity,” includes graphic and shocking photographs, video and investigator notes, and we suggest ways you can get involved in efforts to end this barbaric practice. On March 16, our executive vice president, Adam M. Roberts, talked about the investigation on CNN Headline News. Watch his interview with anchorperson Jane Velez-Mitchell.