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Jane Velez-Mitchell Interviews Born Free's Will Travers About Copenhagen Zoo Controversy

Published 03/28/14

HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell speaks to Will Travers, Founder of Born Free USA, about the controversy surrounding Copenhagen Zoo’s recent killing of a healthy giraffe and four healthy lions. Travers states, "I do think that there are some really hard questions that need to be asked, not only of the Copenhagen Zoo, but of zoos in general... Are they just public display facilities that show animals that they then get rid of when they have no use for them?"

Link: HLN


The Changing Face of the Rhino

Published 09/24/13

Will Travers, CEO of Born Free USA, recently spoke out about the deadly spike in rhino poaching at the Royal Geographic Society in London at an event called The Changing Face of the Rhino, marking World Rhino Day. Listen to Will’s speech and learn what you can do to help the rhinos.

Link: YouTube


Wildlife Hero - Interview by Adrian Cale with Will Travers

Published 06/06/13

Adrian Cale explores the life and work of our CEO, Will Travers OBE and Born Free, in this 23-minute pilot for a prospective TV series called Wildlife Heroes. Described as "Fascinating and insightful".


Travers Talks on BBC about Circus Animals

Published 03/05/12

Born Free USA's chief executive officer, Will Travers, talks with BBC Oxford's Bill Heine and his guests about the possibility of a ban on wild animals in circuses that appear in Great Britain. In this three-hour online player, tune in to about the 1:08 mark to catch the opening of the segment. Travers first appears at about the 1:17 mark.


Let's Make Something Good Happen (VIDEO)

Published 10/27/11

Born Free USA, which uses the collective might of its staff and supporters to combat the concept of people having exotic “pets,” wants the massacre that happened last week in Zanesville, OH, to have some sort of positive impact. See what our chief executive officer, Will Travers, has to say about the tragic incident — and how we can prevent something like it from happening again.

(VIDE0) Born Free Rescues Chained Lion in Ethiopia

Published 07/19/11

Born Free rescued Dolo the lion – chained by his neck at a restaurant in Ethiopia – and brought him to Ensessakotteh, our Ethiopian Wildlife Rescue, Conservation and Education Center, where he can have the space and privacy he deserves as well as grass under his paws for the first time. George Logan, multi-award-winning photographer and Born Free friend, took some fantastic photos capturing the whole trip.

Travers Speaks at the Library of Congress

Published 05/20/11

Earlier this spring, Born Free USA Chief Executive Officer Will Travers gave a multimedia presentation in Washington’s Library of Congress. In addition to his general topic, “Compassionate Conservation in East Africa,” Travers talks about “Born Free” and how his parents who starred in that iconic 1966 movie, Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers, were so moved by the experience that their lives were transformed. Along with their son, in 1984 they founded what now is the Born Free Foundation, a companion organization of Born Free USA. Watch Travers’ presentation and perhaps you too will become inspired to do even more for animals and support our efforts to Keep Wildlife in the Wild.


Born Free CEO Will Travers goes global

Watch him on Riz Khan's One on One

Published 07/12/10

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

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