Miami Seaquarium, where Lolita (one of the oldest captive orcas) resides, was recently purchased by Palace Entertainment. Lolita, kept in Miami’s Seaquarium for 43 years, is one of the oldest captive orcas alive. Despite violations of the USDA’s Animal Welfare Act (AWA), USDA allows Lolita to languish. Please contact the President and CEO of Palace Entertainment, asking him to retire Lolita.
Charla Nash, survivor of a tragic chimp attack that grabbed headlines in 2009, joined Born Free USA for a press conference last week on Capitol Hill to speak out in support of the Captive Primate Safety Act. Contact your representative and senators to urge their support!
During the month of July, Wise Owl Tales will donate 35% of the total sales from their website to Born Free USA. This thoughtful children’s book series educates kids about the importance of species conservation.
Born Free USA has teamed up with vegan fashion line Vaute Couture to offer a limited edition "Fur Get Me Not" tank top! It's already sold out on Vaute Couture's website... but it's still available here. All proceeds benefit Born Free USA.
Born Free USA is happy to partner with our friends at Wise Owl Tales! During July only, Wise Owl Tales will donate 35% of the total sales from their website to Born Free USA. We are thrilled to share animal tales from around the world with our members. This thoughtful children’s book series, intended for ages 3-11, features different animal species, compassionate messages, and wonderful illustrations to educate kids about the importance of wildlife conservation
Born Free USA has teamed up with vegan fashion line Vaute Couture to create a compassionate fashion statement! This limited edition "Fur Get Me Not" tank top sends the powerful message that we will not forget the animals who die in the name of vanity. All proceeds benefit Born Free USA.
For several years, the Maryland Renaissance Festival has offered rides on captive exotic animals, with no thought to the suffering these animals endure. In 2013, in a tragic display of exploitation, two elephants and two camels were paraded around a tiny space with fair-goers on their backs. We need your help to pressure them into ending this abuse, once and for all.
Please call the Maryland Renaissance Festival to politely urge them to end this exhibit, and then follow up by sending an email (and customize it for extra impact). The festival needs to hear that compassionate citizens will no longer attend while this exploitation continues!
The New York legislature has passed two crucial animal welfare bills this year, and we need your help to get them across the finish line!
A. 10143/S. 7890, introduced by Assemblyman Sweeney and Senators Lanza and Avella, addresses the escalating elephant and rhino poaching crisis. This bill would restrict the sale of ivory and rhino horn in the state.
Meanwhile, A. 9004/S. 6903, introduced by Assemblywoman Rosenthal and Senator Avella, prohibits public contact with big cats.
Both of these bills have passed the legislature and are now on Governor Cuomo’s desk. Please ask him to sign these crucial bills into law, and help save these intelligent, remarkable animals.
Let the bidding begin! Born Free USA’s Keep Wildlife in the Wild auction is now open, and will run through June 30 at 5:00pm EST. All proceeds from the auction will benefit Born Free USA’s life-saving work to help protect wild animals.
Check out some of our amazing items, including guitars signed by classic rock legends like Foreigner, Survivor, Kansas, and Don Felder of the Eagles; eco and animal-friendly items like personalized pet photo candles from Wicks for Wags; and much, much more!
The elephant poaching crisis in Africa has become increasingly severe over the past several years. Fortunately, two champions for wildlife, Senator Raymond Lesniak (D-20) and Assemblyman Raj Mukherji (D-33), sponsored a bill (S. 2012) that would prohibit the sale of ivory and rhino horn in New Jersey—with no exceptions. This bill is a crucial step toward reducing the target market for these products in the U.S., because the port of Newark is a hub for the illegal wildlife trade.
S. 2012 passed the legislature this past Monday by a near-unanimous vote, and is now on Governor Christie’s desk. Please ask him to sign this crucial bill into law.