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Join Us at "Illinois Voices for Animals Day!"

Published 04/15/14

Join the ASPCA, Born Free USA, and others in Springfield on Wednesday, May 7 for Illinois Voices for Animals Day. This is a great opportunity to let state lawmakers know that you support animal protection and oppose laws that would allow animals to be hurt and exploited.

Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Time: 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Place: Statehouse Inn Assembly Room, for a free breakfast before the program and time to network with follow activists: 101 E Adams St., Springfield, IL 62701
Cost: Free! Please RSVP by May 2 if you plan to attend.
Questions?: Please email grassroots@aspca.org.

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Rhode Island Residents: Help Stop the Use of Lead Bullets in Rhode Island!

Published 04/15/14

S. 2628/H. 7838 would require the use of nontoxic ammunition for hunting whenever such ammunition is available. Lead left behind in spent ammunition poses a serious threat to birds and other wildlife, including threatened and endangered species. Your legislators need to hear from you, so please write to them and ask them to support this bill today!

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Peace of Mind--For You and the Future of Animals

Published 04/10/14

The members of Elsa’s Legacy Wildlife Circle are a group of cherished people who have remembered Born Free USA in their estate plans, and we hope you will join them. To aid you in talking with your attorney or financial planner, we offer our free Peace of Mind guide.

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Hawaii Residents: Act Now to Restrict the Ivory Trade in Hawaii!

Published 04/08/14

The elephant poaching crisis in Africa has become increasingly severe. Hawaii is home to the third largest ivory market in the U.S., so we must reduce its demand here. Fortunately, Senator Clayton Hee (D-23) has introduced H.B. 493 SD1, which would prohibit the sale of ivory in Hawaii. Please write to your state senator today to ask him or her to vote for this crucial legislation.

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The Art of Wildlife Conservation: A Cocktail Reception to Benefit Born Free USA

Published 04/03/14

Friday, May 2, 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Taglialatella Galleries
231 Tenth Ave, New York City

Join us for an elegant evening of wine, fine art, and compassionate conservation. An auction featuring luxury items will benefit Born Free USA's global animal protection efforts.

Can't make it to New York? You can still participate by placing an absentee bid on our wonderful auction items, including Caribbean vacations, autographed memorabilia, and even artwork hand-painted by the rescued monkeys at our sanctuary. Click here to preview the items, and place your bid by following the instructions on the photo.

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New York Residents: Protect Wild Animals and Public Safety in New York!

Published 04/01/14

Exotic pet ownership is banned in New York, but, unfortunately, the public can still interact with these animals. Petting zoos, photo ops, and other hands-on sessions with big cats, bears, nonhuman primates, and other wild animals are all too common – and the stories behind these exhibits are heartbreaking. This is why we need you to reach out to your state legislators today, and ask them to co-sponsor a new bill (A. 9004/S. 6903) to ensure that no member of the public can come into contact with wild animals.

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Celebrate a Victory for Exotic Animals in West Virginia!

Published 04/01/14

Last Tuesday, Governor Earl Tomblin signed the Dangerous Wild Animals Act (H.B. 4393) into law, ending West Virginia’s status as one of only six states with no restrictions on exotic pets. This law prohibits acquiring new “wild and exotic animals” as pets. It also addresses the problem of “roadside zoos” by requiring exhibitors with exotic animals to be accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

This victory couldn’t have happened without your support and advocacy. Each one of you who made a phone call to the governor’s office, emailed your legislator, or spent time educating others about the plight of privately owned exotic animals owns this success.

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Fur Donation Drive, Rescue Updates, and March Promotions

Published 03/27/14

"Fur for the Animals" is a donation drive to collect clothing items made from animal fur and donate them to wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centers across the country.

Born Free Foundation Ethiopia held its Annual General Meeting on Sunday, March 9, and the organization’s rescue center is developing magnificently!

We are pleased to report that you helped Chinoise, an infant chimpanzee who had been tied up and used as a prop in Cameroon, with more than $1,000. Thanks to you, Chinoise grows stronger and happier every day.

Use this link to purchase a new book called Monkey Business: A History of Nonhuman Primate Rights, and 50% of proceeds will be donated to Born Free USA--but only during the month of March!

The Vegetarian Site is donating 10% of all sales during the month of March to Born Free USA.

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