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Plaudits for fffashion

Published 10/27/09

Leading animal advocacy and wildlife conservation organization Born Free USA and leading environmental publication, E Magazine, celebrate the glorious climax of fffashion, their fur free fashion design competition promoting the ethical and environmental benefits of foregoing fur fashions.

fffur Free and Fabulous!
Ava
Paw Talk

Our Primate Sanctuary highlighted on Encyclopedia Brittanica website

Published 10/23/09

It’s not often that a primate from a research facility, a circus or a backyard zoo gets a second chance, but that’s exactly what happens at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary. Home to over 500 non-human primates, including vervets, baboons and macaques, the sanctuary strives to help these primates heal from their pasts.

Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary: A Place of Healing
Advocacy for Animals
Encyclopedia Brittanica

Quoted in a story on the federal bear poaching bill

Published 10/19/09

... In the U.S., 34 states ban trade in bear gallbladders and bile, noted Adam Roberts, vice president of the animal-advocacy nonprofit Born Free USA, who backs the newly proposed bill. ...

U.S. Bear Gallbladders Sold on Black Market
Brian Handwerk
National Geographic News

A lifetime of misery

Published 10/16/09

A lifetime of misery is what elephants endure in circuses. They are carted in box cars or trucks from city to city for the majority of the year, forced to perform unnatural tricks under threat of beatings with bullhooks, chained for hours on end, and separated from their families — all for just a few minutes of mindless entertainment.

It's Time to End the Use of Elephants in Circuses
Nicole G. Paquette, Born Free USA
Opposing Views

Big Cat Conservation

Published 10/15/09

Tune in this Friday, October 16, to “The Nature Connection” at 6:45pm EST (3:45pm PST) to hear Born Free USA’s Adam Roberts talk about big cat conservation and what Born Free USA is doing to help all these magnificent animals!

Destiny

Published 10/13/09

This interview with Will Travers, CEO of Born Free USA, discusses how the merge with the Animal Protection Institute came to be, and the united organization's mission and methods.

Born Free
Ava
Paw Talk

Animal Advocating

Published 10/07/09

Born Free USA's own Grass Roots Coordinator, Jessica Stout, is featured in this story on dispelling misconceptions about pit bulls.

Pit bull makeover: Shedding new light on the most feared breed in America
Rachel Leibrock
Sacramento News & Review

A blog on Ringling's appearance in Portland

Published 09/21/09

The "greatest show on earth" starting at the Rose Garden tonight isn't so great for its largest performers, according to a 2003 lawsuit filed by animal-rights groups against Feld Entertainment, Inc., the parent company of the Ringling Bros. circus. After years of legal wrangling, a verdict is expected shortly. The parties' lawyers delivered their final arguments in March.

Federal court will decide fate of circus elephants soon
Jacques Von Lunen
The Oregonian

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