The Georgia Aquarium has applied for a permit to import 18 beluga whales from Russia. Please tell the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to deny the aquarium's exploitative request!
Born Free USA has launched Safe Trails, a website with detailed information about the perils traps pose to companion animals and what you can do to cope with trap-related emergencies. It contains detailed descriptions of the types of traps most commonly used, and what you can do to release your dog from those traps should such an emergency arise.
All 107 macaques and one baboon rescued from the Wild Animal Orphanage have arrived safely at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary! To help celebrate the arrival of 108 primates from the WAO, please consider making a donation of $10.80 today.
Sorrowful scenes of suffering and pitiful neglect — they take place daily in pet stores throughout the United States. In pet stores, animals are viewed as commodities so that the store can realize a profit. This means that, in order to cut costs, animals often are kept in deplorable conditions and denied needed veterinary care.
Four months ago, Born Free rescued and welcomed to our sanctuary in Ethiopia four cheetah cubs who had been captured from the wild and were destined to be smuggled to the Middle East, where they would have been subjected to miserable, probably shortened lives as "pets." Last week, we rescued another cheetah cub, otherwise doomed to a similar intended fate. Watch her playful and inspiring first experiences at the wildlife center in this short video.
Once again it's time to decide who will win Born Free USA's annual Compassionate Pet Supply Store of the Year Award! We received scores of nominations and our staff members have whittled the finalists down to six choices. The winner will receive a certificate of recognition, an announcement in local media, and a free advertisement on our Pet Supply Locator. Cast your vote by the end of the day on July 31!
Please join Born Free USA in urging NBC not to feature an endangered Moluccan cockatoo on its show "The Voice" as a pet and onscreen companion for Cee Lo Green. As a supporter of Born Free USA you know that wildlife should remain in the wild. Help us explain to NBC that our mission includes birds and in particular parrots, especially those who are extremely difficult to care for in captivity and whose survival in the wild is directly threatened by the pet trade.
At the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary, each individual animal matters. Located on 186 acres about 70 miles south of San Antonio, TX, the sanctuary provides a safe, permanent home for more than 500 nonhuman primates, many of whom were rescued from abusive situations in research facilities, roadside zoos or private possession.