"If my home were in the wild, that’s where I’d want to be. So keep wildlife in their home in the wild!"
— Florence Henderson, actress perhaps best known for her role in "The Brady Bunch"
"I believe wildlife belongs in the wild because bears deserve to live - not needlessly be killed for their gallbladders and bile to create traditional Asian medicines and toiletries. There are synthetic alternatives to using bear parts, as well as dozens of herbal substitutes that would still conform to traditional Chinese medicinal practices."
— Ricky Gervais, actor
"I am asking you to help keep wildlife in the wild because our children and their children's children deserve the same privilege of learning to appreciate and respect all the magnificent creatures who cohabitate this beautiful planet."
— Gregory Jbara, actor who won a Tony Award for his role in “Billy Elliot the Musical”
"Wildlife belongs in the wild. To respect wildlife is to respect the world and everything in it."
— Julia Barr, longtime star of "All My Children"
"I am asking you to help keep wildlife in the wild because that's where wild animals belong!"
— Elizabeth Emanuel, international fashion designer; creator of Princess Diana’s wedding gown
At Born Free USA, we work tirelessly to protect wildlife in their natural habitats. Every year, we put a special emphasis on our mission by organizing Keep Wildlife in the Wild Week. This year's "K3W" — our in-house handle for the week, one that's convenient for texting and tweeting, if you want to spread the word among friends! — is our third and runs June 20-24.
While the Japanese government is scrambling to take care of its people and trying to get the crippled country back on its feet in the wake of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis, the animals left behind in the Fukushima evacuation zone are silently enduring unspeakable suffering. You can help by urging Japan's leaders to lift a ban on allowing animal rescue groups into the zone.
Does your favorite pet supply store not sell animals? And does it have other traits that make it especially good for you and your household companions? If so, please then nominate it for Born Free USA's Compassionate Pet Supply Store of the Year award! (Just click on the ribbon image!) The only criteria are that the store cannot sell live animals of any kind, including birds, reptiles or fish, and must be a brick-and-mortar store (not just an online shopping site). Nominations are due by June 30. We will sift through the nominations and present finalists for you to vote on. Two stores — the top vote-getter, plus our staff-chosen favorite — will receive a slew of prizes!