Born Free USA In The News
... The group opposed to the bill, according to the analysis, is Born Free USA, which “objects to this bill because it would fund projects related to hunting and habitat improvements for that purpose.” ...
County writes letter supporting bill aimed at hunting conservation
Siskiyou Daily News (Yreka, CA)
Irritated at his family's 20-year-old African grey parrot for disturbing him while watching a NASCAR race on television, a man pulled out a BB gun and shot the bird three times, killing him.
Born Free USA's Senior Program Associate, Monica Engebretson, contributes to this story.
Man Shoots and Kills Pet Parrot For Being 'Annoying'
Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey ("Ringling Brothers") touts itself as the largest animal circus in the world. Its menagerie includes: elephants, horses, tigers, and a variety of other animals. "The Greatest Show on Earth", as it bills itself, is also home to immeasurable pain and suffering.
Discussed are Born Free USA's lawsuit against Ringling and reasons not to attend the circus.
The circus comes to town - and the misery continues
Jean-Pierre Ruiz, Seattle Pet Laws Examiner
An expedition team in Papua New Guinea for the BBC programme ‘Lost Land of the Volcano’ has filmed two Buff-faced Pygmy Parrots for the first time. The parrots stand less than 9cm tall and weigh 11.5g (0.41oz). To quote the report on the BBC website (which has some nice video), “The tiny bird, which is not much bigger than an adult person’s thumb, is smaller than some of the insects with which it shares the forest”. Cute. (Thanks to Monica Engebretson of Born Free USA for the heads-up.)
World’s smallest parrot filmed
blog on 10,000 Birds website
Born Free USA have announced the results of their competition for Fur-Free Fashion. I was lucky enough to be one of the panel of celebrity judges, and we all unanimously picked the design team (Zsorzsa Kovacs and Jessica Richard), who created the most stunning outfits. So the animals won big time! ...
blog on her Gorgeously Green website
The video of this news story about a loose alligator in SW Washington uses a map of state laws and notes sourced from Born Free USA.
Alligator on the loose in Clark County
Bob Heye KATU News and KATU.com Staff
KATU TV, ABC News, Portland, OR
Although we no longer maintain the site, the Animal Protection Institute is quoted as the link for inside temperatures of cars on warm days at mydogiscool.com.
Despite a complaint by animal rights groups, MGM Mirage has been given a permit to import two Atlantic bottlenose dolphins for public display and breeding purposes. The new dolphins, a male and a female, will be housed in Siegfried and Roy's Secret Garden on the Strip. The permit was granted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Service on August 4th. It was opposed by the organizations Born Free USA and The World Society for the Protection of Animals, which cited the previous deaths of two other dolphins at the habitat.
New Dolphins Approved For MGM Mirage
KXNT Newsradio 840