Samantha the snow monkey had been living for more than 20 years in a 5-foot-by-10-foot cage with a heated box in a Kansas backyard, and because her human caretaker is battling serious illness Sam needed a place to live out her remaining days in dignity. So Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary staff member Traci Hanson and her husband, Burl, made the very long drive from Dilley, Texas, to northern Kansas to rescue Samantha. (Watch the video!)
American buffalo, icons of the Wild West, are being persecuted in Yellowstone National Park. More than 660 bison are being held in pens by park management, some with the possibility of being slaughtered.
Go Daddy founder and CEO Bob Parsons recently posted a video in which he goes on vacation in Zimbabwe and apparently kills an elephant — and then claimed he is a hero for having done so. Villagers’ crops were saved from being trampled, he said, and by eating the slain beast Africans were getting a much-needed protein boost. It's all absurd. Please join us in boycotting Go Daddy!
For compassionate shoppers on the go, our Pet Supply Locator keeps your consumer conscience clean — and it’s now specially formatted for your handheld devices! Easily access a database of more than 500 stores nationwide that refuse to sell live animals so you can confidently support retailers that don’t treat animals like merchandise. And there's nothing to download and you don't have do anything extra.
When Sea World Orlando trainer Dawn Brancheau was killed last year by Tilicum, the 12,300-pound resident orca, OSHA conducted an investigation and cited Sea World for the willful act of knowingly placing its employees at risk. Sea World is contesting the OSHA findings and has requested a hearing in April — and is asking that the hearing be closed to the public so that records of the case can be sealed. Please send a letter to U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis asking her to intervene with an executive order to make the hearing, and Sea World’s way of doing business, open to the public.
Born Free USA is partnering with other animal protection groups to urge that the African lion be listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. If this effort succeeds, the United States — instantly — would become a leader in African lion conservation, a move that very well could inspire other countries to follow our lead.
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.