Born Free USA is excited to announce our inaugural Keep Wildlife in the Wild Week June 1 through June 7, 2009. Each day, we’ll highlight a species in peril, an animal in need, or an issue facing wildlife as well as providing educational information, easy-to-complete challenges, important things to do and not to do, and more.
Two of the compassionate corporate partners joining our efforts this week are CHANCEtoGIVE, a cutting edge iPhone application that allows users a convenient new way to make donations to their favorite charities including Born Free USA; and GG2G, an innovative Connecticut-based accessory company that makes bags from recycled materials, including highway billboards.
In honor of Keep Wildlife in the Wild Week, GG2G has created the exclusive, limited-edition “Lota” tote. Each incredible tote bag is one-of-a-kind and made from Born Free USA’s own recycled circus billboards featuring Lota the elephant. Each bag is silkscreened with an elephant image and the message “Keep Wildlife in the Wild” and includes a tag with Lota’s story: taken from the wild, exploited in the circus, and sold to a zoo. Eventually she lived out her final days at a sanctuary.