Christian the Lion’s amazing story took place a long time ago. In the early 1970s it was possible, in the UK, to buy a lion from a department store; it was possible to keep that lion in a furniture shop; to exercise him in a church graveyard; to take him to the beach and to have him come to live in my family’s garden in the country.
Our suit against Ringling for mistreatment of its elephants is finally underway in Washington, DC, before U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan. Our own Nicole G. Paquette, Esq., Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Born Free USA united with API, is a witness at the trial. Visit the trial press page to get the latest on this historical trial now.
The last days of 2008. A new year, full of promise, expectation — and uncertainty — looms. What will it hold? Dreams come true or dreams shattered?
Without doubt, the coming months will turbulent. The hopes of half the world seem to rest on the shoulders of President-elect Obama, hope for a new way of doing things, a new sense of humanity and compassion, a kinder and more inclusive world.
Born Free USA united with API is thrilled to have been chosen as the fourth quarter beneficiary of Yudu clothing. Yudu doesn’t just talk the eco talk, they walk the walk, producing quality pieces that are made from 100% certified organic, sustainably farmed, eco-friendly, and recycled materials. Yudu uses green processes and practices, and they believe in fair trade, fair labor, and a fair price. Seems fair to us! Get a jump on your holiday shopping by visiting Yudu today at www.yudulife.com. Shop October through December 31 and Born Free USA united with API gets a percentage of all sales.
Our CEO Will Travers is in Geneva attending the 57th Standing Committee to CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) as a representative for the animals. Be sure to check his blogs as he gives us the latest developments on changing the rules of the ivory trade:
Friday June 18 saw the launch of two important short films, sponsored by Born Free Foundation and Born Free USA, featuring the devastating impact of deforestation on the people and wildlife of Indonesia.
You can help us find out. With our Zoo Check form, you can help us track abuses and substandard conditions suffered by animals in zoos, aquariums, circuses, or other places that exhibits animals.
Born Free’s dear friend and indefatigable elephant advocate Hezy Shoshani tragically lost his life in a minibus bombing in Ethiopia last week.