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Monkey Bites 'Owner' in Arizona

Published 11/22/10
By Ryn Gargulinski, Tucson (Ariz.) Citizen blogger

A pet rhesus monkey — on its way to be euthanized — bit its Phoenix owner on the hand last week, stirring up a renewed brouhaha about monkeys and other primates making bad pets. It doesn’t take a zoological scientist to figure that one out.

Link: Tucson (Ariz.) Citizen

fffashion Winner Mayen — An Exclusive Interview

Published 10/25/10

Valerie Mayen is a recent winner of Born Free USA’s fashion challenge. Tommy Garrett of Canyon News recently interviewed Mayen and posted the Q&A.

Link: Canyon News

Report: Sewage Kills 32 Antelope at Indian Zoo

Published 09/30/10
By Mara Gay, AOL News

Sewage contamination in an Indian zoo has killed 32 blackbuck antelope and left two rhinos in critical condition, an Indian news agency reports. The antelope fell ill and died last week after drinking sewage water that seeped into the moat around their pens at New Delhi's National Zoological Park, according to a Press Trust of India report cited by The Associated Press. Two rhinos are struggling to survive after drinking the toxic water.

Link: AOL News

When Animals and Humans Collide

Published 09/09/10

Born Free USA's senior program associate, Monica Engebretson, recently was interviewed by Shannon Devereaux Sanford of WTBQ radio in New York. They talked about urban and suburban conflicts between animals and humans. Listen to the 11-minute, 30-second interview.

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Bear Attack Highlights Ohio's Lax Laws on Exotic Animals

Published 09/08/10

The bear that recently killed a caretaker in a Cleveland suburb was the latest example of animal violence in a state that has some of the nation's weakest restrictions on exotic pets and among the highest number of injuries and deaths caused by them.

Link: Associated Press/The Washington Examiner

Born Free CEO Will Travers goes global

Watch him on Riz Khan's One on One

Published 07/12/10

Will TraversWill Travers on Al-Jazeera

Born Free CEO Will Travers was recently interviewed on Riz Khan's One on One. Watch the full interview now »

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Born Free USA raises concerns about delisting the gray wolf

Published 03/19/10

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials are asking the federal government to remove the gray wolf from the list of endangered and threatened species, saying the state's wolf population has fully recovered and is beginning to cause more conflicts. ... However, at least one animal advocacy group is concerned about Minnesota's petition to remove the wolf from federal protection. Born Free USA, a California-based group involved in the lawsuit to keep the wolf on the endangered list, believes it might be too soon to lift protections for the wolf.

DNR asks feds to remove gray wolf from endangered list
Elizabeth Dunbar
Minnesota Public Radio

Speaking of Joy

Published 01/21/10

On January 20, Will Travers and Adam Roberts (CEO and Executive Vice President respectively of Born Free USA) joined Big Blend Editors Nancy Reid and Lisa Smith for “The Nature Connection” on Big Blend Radio, in a special segment honoring Joy Adamson's 100th Birth Anniversary. Nancy worked for Joy Adamson in late 1970s, and of course Will’s mother, Virginia McKenna, portrayed Joy Adamson in the movie Born Free.

Listen to the show online or download an mp3 of it at www.bigblendmagazine.com/The-Nature-Connection/Jan-20-2010.htm

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