In California and across the country, domestic cats are being bred with wild cats such as servals, Asian leopard cats, jungle cats, and bobcats to create potentially dangerous hybrid cat breeds. Though current California law restricts ownership of wild animals including wild cats, there is an exemption for domestic cats and their hybrids. Attend a meeting on October 8, which will be held to decide whether to regulate these hybrids. And please send an email to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife by this Friday, October 3 to explain that regulating these cats is essential for the safety of California residents—and wildlife.
Read about Born Free's work to help elephants in Sri Lanka. Zoos and circuses look to Sri Lanka as a source of elephants for captive exploitation, and human-elephant conflict sometimes yields deadly results for this fragile elephant population. Click here to learn more, and to make a donation to help rescue, rehabilitate, and release Sri Lankan elephants back into the wild.
Pennsylvania residents: H.B. 1750, introduced by Representative John Maher (R-40), would end the slaughtering or selling of dogs and cats for human consumption, and a humane amendment would also end live pigeon shoots. Please call your state Senator and ask him/her to vote for H.B. 1750 with the pigeon shoot ban amendment. After you call, you can send a follow-up email here.
The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is kicking off around the country this month. Look for Born Free USA (CFC #10473) under Wild Animals Worldwide in your campaign brochure.
Our colleagues at the Last Great Ape Organization (LAGA) just completed another exciting wildlife law enforcement operation targeting criminals who sell great apes.
The Born Free Foundation, a member of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), is working to help protect, conserve, and effectively manage the world’s forests to maintain biodiversity and counter climate change.
On October 4, people in more than 115 cities around the world will march with one voice to save elephants, rhinos, and lions. Please join the march in Los Angeles.
WHEN: Saturday, October 4, 2014: 11:00AM – 2:00PM
WHERE: La Brea Tar Pits, 5801 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036. Front of the Page Museum, at the lion statue.
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FIND THE LOS ANGELES MARCH ONLINE: Los Angeles Facebook event page
October 4 is the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos. All around the world, animal advocates will celebrate these amazing creatures and raise awareness of the grave dangers they face. Join the march in San Francisco.
WHEN: Saturday, October 4, 10:30AM
WHERE: St. Mary’s Square Park in China Town, marching to UN Plaza for a rally
FIND THE MARCH ONLINE: San Francisco Facebook event page
October 4 is the Global March for Elephants, Rhinos, and Lions. All around the world, animal advocates will celebrate these amazing creatures and raise awareness of the grave dangers they face. Born Free USA's CEO, Adam M. Roberts, is honored to have been asked to speak at the march in St. Louis. Please join him for the march.
WHEN: Saturday, October 4, 12:00PM - 5:00PM
WHERE: Brentwood Community Center, 2505 South Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood, MO 63144
FIND THE MARCH ONLINE: St. Louis Facebook event page
The primate trade continues to be a serious issue, both in the U.S. and abroad. Read Pet Shop Primates, a new report commissioned by Born Free Foundation, which explores the sale of primates in licensed British pet shops. And, if you haven’t already, please urge your legislator to support the Captive Primate Safety Act (H.R. 2856/S. 1463) to protect primates in the U.S.