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Nine baboons retired from research lab in New York arrive in South Texas

Published 09/20/13

The Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary is thrilled to welcome nine new baboons this week, all rescued from a research lab in New York. For the first time, they will experience sun, grass, and the company of other baboons.

Link: KENS5 San Antonio

Conservation organization calls for nationwide crackdown on keeping snakes as pets

Published 09/20/13

Following a recent rash of deadly incidents involving dangerous pet snakes, Born Free USA's Executive Vice President, Adam Roberts, speaks out about why Born Free USA opposes the keeping of snakes as pets.

Link: RTV6-ABC

Citizens should support efforts to keep wolves protected

Published 09/16/13

Born Free USA encourages Michigan citizens to support wolf protection ballot initiative.

Link: Petoskey News

Wilmette native wins first place in fashion design competition

Published 09/11/13

Get to know Colin MacGregor, first place winner in Born Free USA's fifth annual Fur Free Fashion competition (fffashion). As an Apparel Design student, MacGregor proudly focuses on Born Free USA's ideal of sustainability in fashion.

Link: Wilmette Life

Cat Fancy profiles Born Free USA's Adam Roberts

Published 09/10/13

The popular publication tells the story of how a big-cat rescuer, Born Free USA's Executive Vice President, Adam Roberts, met and married a small-cat rescuer, Stephanie Shain. Their individual experiences with different types of cat rescue compliment and motivate each other to help cats of all sizes. Read the story »

Chicago area residents are winners in fur-free fashion competition (Photos)

Published 08/30/13

Residents of the Windy City take two of the top four awards in fffashion, Born Free USA's Fur Free Fashion competition. Said our own Adam Roberts, "We want to identify and encourage emerging designers who believe in animal welfare and wildlife conservation and have no interest in perpetuating the cruel fur industry."

Link: Examiner.com

Is Breeding Pandas in Captivity Worth It?

Published 08/27/13

In light of the new panda born in Washington, D.C.'s National Zoo, our CEO, Will Travers, speaks out on captive breeding programs. He claims the money would be better spent preserving their habitat.

Link: National Geographic

Concerns Rise After Exotic Pets Escape

Published 08/14/13

Local communities fear for their safety after two pet boa constrictors in Missouri and a pet alligator in Kansas have gone missing from their enclosures. Born Free USA's Executive Vice President, Adam Roberts, speaks out about the inevitable animal welfare, human health and safety, and environmental risks involved with keeping wild animals as pets.

Link: The Kansas City Star

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