We are closer than ever to banning the sale of shark fins in Massachusetts, and you have an opportunity to help pass this important piece of legislation! "An Act relative to ocean ecology and shark protection", introduced by Representative Jason Lewis (D-31), would outlaw the commercialization of shark fins. It is currently awaiting a hearing in the House Committee on Rules. We need you to speak out now in support of this crucial bill.
With Independence Day just around the corner, why not celebrate with us — celebrate Born Free-dom — and know that 100% of all proceeds from the auction will benefit Born Free USA's work to save animals. Start your bidding now!
The Mexican government continues to turn a blind eye to the inhumane use of wild animals in photo opportunities for tourists in Mexico.
The Obama Administration is dangerously proposing to delist the gray wolf from the Endangered Species Act in the lower 48 states.
While many county fairs wisely ban dangerous elephant rides, the Nevada County Board is considering hiring elephants for rides at this year's county fair. Please email the CEO of the County Fair Board and urge her not to approve elephant rides at the fair.
With Independence Day just around the corner, people in the United States celebrate our many freedoms, but not all of the residents of this great country live free. Millions of wild animals languish in captivity and suffer at the hands of humans. By bidding on the fantastic items in Born Free USA's online auction, you can help us secure a future of freedom for animals here and around the world.
Some misguided Maine legislators are trying to restrict your compassionate input into wildlife policy. Don't let them get away with it! Write to your state legislators today and urge them to oppose LD 1303, a pending resolution "Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Establish the Right To Hunt and Fish."
It's time again to find out which shop is the most compassionate of them all! Every year, Born Free USA asks members to nominate their favorite compassionate pet supply store. The contest's only criteria are that the store cannot sell live animals of any kind — that includes birds, reptiles or fish — and must be a brick-and-mortar store (not just online). Use our online form (find it here) to tell us what makes it so special.
Please help make Michigan a safer place for animals and humans by calling your state representative today and urging him or her to vote for HB 4300 to restrict private possession of non-human primates! This important legislation, introduced by Representative Andrew Kandrevas (D-Trenton), is up for a vote on Thursday in the Assembly.