Born Free USA is proud to announce its new Trapping Victims Fund, and how already we have helped two animals victimized by traps: Dozer and Valiant. Read more about them and learn more about our Trapping Victims Fund.
The week of Jan. 31-Feb. 6 was especially challenging at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary (see monkeys in the snow!), where frigid conditions — from Tuesday evening through Friday morning, the temperature never rose above freezing! — made life uncomfortable for the monkeys. We asked you to help by pledging money, “adopting” primates and buying items from our wish list, including heaters. You came through like compassionate champs, and we are sincerely grateful.
From now through Valentine’s Day, you can “adopt” one of our primates for $52 a year and receive a second adoption for free! Pick one monkey for yourself and another for your loved one; each of you will receive a full adoption packet that includes a photograph and the back story of your adoptee, whether it’s Carly, Grinch, Joey, Khy, Mig or Shawshank. While you’re in a loving mood, please take advantage of our free Valentine’s Day eCard program!
Join us in calling upon The Mirage in Las Vegas to shut down its deadly dolphin exhibit that is part of Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. What The Mirage would like to keep secret is that its dolphin habitat has a nearly 75 percent death rate. Tell top officials at The Mirage and its corporate owner, MGM Resorts, that it’s time to send the dolphins back to the wild and to then drain the pool — forever.
After a decade-long legal battle against Feld Entertainment, owner of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, a federal judge ruled at the end of 2009 that animal protection groups, including Born Free USA, would not get a judgment on the merits of the case and dismissed it on procedural grounds. Born Free USA will not stop the fight to end circus cruelty. We are appealing the judge’s decision and we need your help to try to ensure success!
Due in part to the actions taken by our Action Alert members in Utah, the Beehive State’s wildlife board last month rejected a proposal to let coyote traps be checked only once a week, as opposed to the current law of once every two days. We asked our team members to write to the board in protest of the cruel plan, and our efforts paid off! The board received an overwhelming response from animal advocates condemning the proposal as unethical and inhumane.
Born Free USA’s unprecedented State Trapping Report Card grades each state based on its animal trapping regulations, assessing impacts on animal welfare, wildlife conservation and public safety. See how each state rates – from Hawaii’s A- to Alaska’s and Texas’ F. Perhaps you’ll be inspired to make a difference in your state and help enact stricter — and vigorously enforced — trapping laws.
Nearly 12 percent of the world’s 9,800 bird species face possible extinction this century, and today millions of captive birds lead miserable lives in cages because their keepers fail to understand their unique needs. Born Free USA wants you to take part in the ninth annual National Bird Day celebration by spreading the good word on birds.