We’re thrilled to announce the arrival of nine new baboons to the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary in Dilley, Texas! These female baboons, ages 13 to 23, were just retired from a laboratory research program. Pearl, Missy, Chloe, April, Friendly, Spicey, Brooke, Kennedy, and Lulu join 13 other baboons, 4 vervets, and more than 600 macaques at the Sanctuary. You can see pictures here and video here and here!
Yan Fong, Second Place winner of Born Free USA's 2011 Fur Free Fashion Competition (fffashion), is showing her Spring 2014 collection at Portland's FashioNXT under the brand name Yane Mode. Born Free USA members are invited to see Yane Mode's dazzling and compassionate designs parade down the runway — while helping animals at the same time!
Margaret Green is running for Born Free USA in the 20th Annual Direct Edge Newport Liberty Half Marathon in Jersey City, NJ on September 22!
The good news from California just keeps coming! Two important bills have just passed the Senate, and are soon headed to Governor Brown's desk. We've kept him busy with our compassionate bills recently, and our efforts have been successful so far. Now, we need to keep up the momentum!
Will you adopt one of the monkeys at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary? Don't worry; no real monkeys will show up on your doorstep! But, Carly, Joey, Khy, Mig, Grinch, and Nala are counting on you.
Born Free USA is very happy to announce that the Trapping Act (AB 789) was signed by Governor Brown yesterday! It bans the most heinous methods of killing wildlife such as drowning, chest-crushing, and injection with chemical solvents such as nail polish remover. It also reduces the size of Conibear traps ("kill trap") on land to decrease the chances of family dogs being inadvertently killed.
Will you help us care for Joey in his most delicate time of need?
Joey, a former “pet” macaque, has just undergone emergency surgery to repair a perforated bowel. I am pleased to report that the surgery went well, and that he is now recovering at home — at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary. However, his condition remains critical and we are watching his recover y around the clock. Joey, who we also discovered to be diabetic, requires devoted attention, medications, and lots of TLC from our staff to pull him through this difficult time — and we need your help.
GREAT NEWS from California lawmakers! Two crucial animal welfare bills will be headed to the governor's desk very shortly. With these bills in the home stretch, it's time for you to make sure that Governor Brown hears your voice and sides with the animals!