The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is proposing to increase the number of wolves that hunters can kill this fall. We need you to let them know why this plan is an egregious mistake!
• There will be a public hearing on their proposal this Thursday, May 15 in Cody (details here). Please attend if you can!
• Want to do more? An online comment period is also open. Please write to your state officials to explain the vulnerability of wolf populations. See our sample comment by clicking the "Read More" link below (which you can either copy or revise with your own words) to submit here by May 30.
Born Free USA commissioned C4ADS and its expert defense analysts to examine the military, national security, and localized conflict aspects of elephant poaching and the ivory trade. Our groundbreaking report reveals, in detail, the threats to elephants across Africa.
Born Free USA’s CEO, Adam M. Roberts, attended last week’s CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) Animals Committee meeting in Veracruz, Mexico. The meeting had important outcomes for cheetahs and lions.
New Jersey Senator Raymond Lesniak (D-20) has introduced a bill to ban the sale of ivory and rhinoceros horn in the state.
On May 2, Born Free USA hosted "The Art of Wildlife Conservation: A Reception to Benefit Born Free USA" in New York City. The auction event raised more than $9,000 for the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary in Texas.
We highly recommend the book The Life in My Years by Born Free founder, Virginia McKenna. And, learn even more about Born Free—and the importance of protecting wildlife—with “Elsa’s Legacy: The Born Free Story,” a 60-minute, one disc DVD.
Celebrate Mother's Day with a gift of compassion for the special woman in your life. These items—and others from our online store—will put a smile on your mom's face while also benefiting animals. Proceeds from your gift selections sustain our vital efforts to Keep Wildlife in the Wild. Place your orders soon to ensure delivery by Mother's Day!
Looking for another way to celebrate Mother's Day? Our auction event, The Art of Wildlife Conservation: A Cocktail Reception to Benefit Born Free USA, will be held tomorrow (Friday, May 2). Even if you can't attend, today (Thursday, May 1) is the last day to place an online bid on our wonderful auction items, like Caribbean vacations, spa treatments, and animal-themed art.
Trap Free New Mexico—a coalition that includes Born Free USA—is turning up the pressure on New Mexico legislators, and we need your help!
The best place to start? Sign this petition. The more signatures we gather, the stronger our statement will be: that New Mexico citizens will not tolerate cruel trapping on public lands.
In addition, you can attend Advocate for Animals meetings across the state to share tips for becoming a great citizen advocate for animals.
We are closer than ever to restricting the sale of shark fins in Pennsylvania, and you have an opportunity to help pass this important piece of legislation! An Act "Prohibiting the Sale of Shark Fins" (S.B. 340), introduced by Senators Alloway (R-33) and Leach (D-17), would make it illegal for a person to possess, sell, offer for sale, trade, or distribute a shark fin in Pennsylvania, with a few exceptions. It is currently sitting in the Senate Appropriations Committee, and we need you to encourage the committee members to take action.
S.B. 42, a bill that will phase out the merciless practice of fox penning, has been signed into law by Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe. This bill, supported by Born Free USA and a coalition of other animal advocacy groups, targets a "sport" that is as cruel as it is pointless. The bill prevents any new fox pens from opening, while requiring existing pens to close by the year 2054. While we are dismayed that lawmakers enacted a 40 year phaseout, we still believe it is a strong statement against this horrid practice.
Also, remember to join us in New York City on May 2 for The Art of Wildlife Conservation: A Cocktail Reception to Benefit Born Free USA! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 30 if you plan to attend. Can't make it to New York City? You can also place an absentee bid on our wonderful auction items.
Arizona Residents: UPDATE: Governor Brewer Didn't Sign Bill that Would Harm Mexican Gray Wolves in Arizona
The Mexican gray wolf, a subspecies of the gray wolf, is teetering on the brink of extinction in the southwestern United States. Senator Gail Griffin’s bill widens the circumstances in which Mexican gray wolves may be killed, and S.B. 1211 recently passed the state legislature.
UPDATE: Thanks to your quick action, Governor Brewer did not sign the bill! Click here to thank her for her compassionate decision.