Across the United States, more and more states are opening up wolf hunts for the first time in decades. Don't let Michigan be next! SB 1350, which recently passed the state Legislature, would allow the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to establish an open season on wolves. These animals are making a comeback in Michigan, with population levels rising above 700 in the peninsula area. An open season on wolves will threaten their fragile population.
Yes, today is my birthday. And each year I tell my family and friends the same thing: I don't need anything, but I want them to support Born Free USA and our work to save wild animals everywhere. Take a minute to check out the amazing year we've had and you'll see why this birthday wish is a worthwhile one!
The fur industry, imposing enormous suffering and death upon animals, must go. Until then, make sure you shop at stores that are fur free. Our International Fur Free Retailer website lists more than 200 stores and chains in 20 countries that sell only fur-free products. Today starts a global push to promote the cause! Let us know if you can recommend companies that should join our list.
Last year, Born Free USA and a coalition of other animal protection groups petitioned the U.S. government to list the African lion as "endangered" under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. We've just learned that the U.S. government has released its "90-day finding" that declares our petition may be warranted, and is soliciting comments on the petition for the next 60 days.
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®.
Watch a video of the just-released new version of the song "Born Free." It's by legendary Queen guitarist Brian May and Broadway singer Kerry Ellis, and includes a few new phrases added by original lyricist Don Black.
It's happening again — this time in New York! Call Dave's Pizza and Burger in Albany and tell Dave to stop selling lion burgers! There is no excuse for peddling the flesh of a species who is threatened to the point that Born Free USA has petitioned to have the African lion listed as "endangered."
We have just learned the shocking news that the bears at Animals Asia Foundation's wonderful sanctuary in Vietnam are facing eviction. The 104 bears living there are the rescued victims of the appallingly cruel bear bile farms. (You also can read more about this issue here.)