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Please Help Joey Recover from Life-Saving Surgery

Published 08/29/13

Will you help us care for Joey in his most delicate time of need?

Joey, a former “pet” macaque, has just undergone emergency surgery to repair a perforated bowel. I am pleased to report that the surgery went well, and that he is now recovering at home — at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary. However, his condition remains critical and we are watching his recover y around the clock. Joey, who we also discovered to be diabetic, requires devoted attention, medications, and lots of TLC from our staff to pull him through this difficult time — and we need your help.

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Action Needed on Two CA Animal Bills!

Published 08/26/13

GREAT NEWS from California lawmakers! Two crucial animal welfare bills will be headed to the governor's desk very shortly. With these bills in the home stretch, it's time for you to make sure that Governor Brown hears your voice and sides with the animals!

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Senate Reintroduces Key Primate Bill. Act Now!

Published 08/22/13

There is exciting news for primates coming from the U.S. Senate! Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and David Vitter (R-LA) just reintroduced the Captive Primate Safety Act, S.1463, which will prohibit the interstate commerce of monkeys, apes, and other primates in the exotic "pet" trade. It is a companion to H.R.2856, an identical bill that was recently introduced in the House. We need you to speak out now in support of this crucial piece of legislation.

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Stand Up for Primates in Michigan!

Published 08/21/13

Your ongoing support is needed for a bill that would reduce private primate ownership in Michigan! HB 4300 (Kandrevas, D-13) would add nonhuman primates to the species banned for private ownership, with some exceptions. We asked you to contact your state representative prior to a House vote on this bill back in June, but sadly, certain representatives prevented that vote from occurring. We have another chance now, and need to drum up even more support this time!

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Victory for Whales! What's Next?

Published 08/19/13

On August 6, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced it was rejecting the Georgia Aquarium's request to import 18 beluga whales from Russia for a lifetime of captivity.

Born Free USA, along with several other organizations, filed a petition with the United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to request an amendment to the Animal Welfare Act.

Born Free USA's Executive Vice President, Adam Roberts, recently spoke out in print and on camera against cruel Venezuelan-style rodeos that are popping up in the U.S.

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No Primates as Pets; No Live Animals in Pet Stores

Published 07/31/13

Representatives Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) have just re-introduced the Captive Primate Safety Act, H.R. 2856, which prohibits the interstate commerce of monkeys, apes, and other primates in the exotic "pet" trade. Born Free USA has long-supported this vital legislation and we need you to speak out now and urge your U.S. Representatives to co-sponsor this humane bill without delay.

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Finning is FINished in NY!

Published 07/29/13

Thrilling news in the fight against shark finning! Thanks to your emails and polite pressure, New York governor Andrew Cuomo signed A.1769b/S.1711b, a bill that will finally make the possession and sale of shark fins illegal in the state.

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Our Animals Need a Virtual Farmer's Market

Published 07/17/13

Are you sweltering this week, too? The drought at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary continues but our monkey residents keep cool by swimming in their ponds and napping in the shade of the mesquite trees.

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