Now that we’ve all had time to take 2012 out of its wrapping, put it on and get used to how it feels — and last week we enjoyed a very successful 10th edition of National Bird Day (always on Jan. 5) — we would like to take this moment to share with you some of Born Free USA’s many New Year's resolutions.
We have yet another reason to celebrate on behalf of our feathered friends! Born Free USA has achieved an official proclamation of support for National Bird Day from Congressman Mike Quigley (D-Illinois)! Quigley read the Born Free USA National Bird Day resolution into the Congressional Record (the official record of debates, proceedings and activities of Congress) in December 2011.
Help Born Free USA make this a compassionate holiday season by shopping at our online store. Click any of the helpful links below, avoid lines at the mall, and know that all proceeds from your gift selections sustain our vital efforts to Keep Wildlife in the Wild®.
The Fish and Wildlife Service has crafted a regulatory proposal to restrict interstate transport of nine foreign snake species — the boa constrictor and variations of python and anaconda. The proposal would make it illegal to import or transport these species across state lines for any purpose other than research. Take a moment to tell the White House to approve this common-sense regulation before any person is hurt.
One decade after we hatched National Bird Day, our feathered friends are as worthy of celebration as ever before — and as deserving of their right to live freely and fully in the wild. As the 10th annual National Bird Day on Jan. 5, 2012, approaches, Born Free USA invites you to participate in a number of all-avian activities!
It's too late to help most of those unfortunate animals near Zanesville, Ohio. But there are things we can do to help prevent more such tragedies. Please join Born Free USA's efforts against private ownership of exotic animals by doing any or all of four things that we suggest.
Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) has worked with Born Free USA and our colleagues to reintroduce the "Refuge from Cruel Trapping Act" (H.R. 2657). This important initiative finally would end the horrific practice of trapping on national wildlife refuges. Please ask your congressional representative to co-sponsor the bill.
Starting Monday, Nov. 7, and through that week, Born Free USA will auction off some of the eco-friendly clothing, shoes and accessories donated for our fffashion L.A. show. This is an excellent opportunity to get great deals on stylish designer clothing and accessories and, at the same time, help Keep Wildlife in the Wild®. All proceeds will support Born Free USA's work to save the lives of fur-bearing animals everywhere. Check out what we will have up for bidding by visiting our auction site.