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Heads up from (and shout out to) Born Free USA

Published 09/08/09

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
Charlie
blog on 10,000 Birds website

fffashion competition winners

Published 09/02/09

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! ...

Fur-Free
Sophie Uliano
blog on her Gorgeously Green website

Born Free USA map is source for TV news story

Published 09/01/09

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

API's MyDogIsCool website lingers on

Published 08/27/09

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.

Smart tips for protecting pets in heat and during storms
USA Today

Opposition to Dolphin Import Noted

Published 08/13/09

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

Mirage Casino to get 2 new dolphins

Published 08/12/09

A federal agency has granted MGM Mirage a permit to import two Atlantic bottlenose dolphins for public display in Siegfried and Roy's Secret Garden on the Las Vegas Strip. Born Free USA and The World Society for the Protection of Animals filed a complaint against the Mirage's petition to import during a 30-day public comment period.

Feds permit MGM Mirage to import 2 dolphins
Mary Manning
Las Vegas Sun

Protecting U.S. Bears

Published 08/12/09

Adam Roberts, Born Free USA's Senior Vice President, is quoted in this story on the reintroduced Bear Protection Act.

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

This story was reprinted:
U.S. Bear Gallbladders Sold on Black Market
Brian Handwerk
Wild Singapore

Weighing in on the Federal Bear Poaching Bill

Published 08/11/09

... In a National Geographic article, Adam Roberts, vice president of the animal-advocacy nonprofit Born Free USA, notes that 34 states ban trade in bear gallbladders and bile - but there are five states that do not. ...

Proposed Bill Hopes to Protect North American Black Bears from Poaching for Asian Markets - Before It’s Too Late
Rhishja Larson
EcoWorldly

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