Bill would prohibit body-gripping traps on National Wildlife Refuges
Washington, DC -- Born Free USA and The Humane Society of the United States, global leaders in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, applaud U.S. Representative Nita Lowey (D-NY) for re-introducing the Refuge From Cruel Trapping Act (H.R. 3513), and urge the bill’s swift passage. H.R. 3513 would ban all body-gripping traps — snare, Conibear, and steel-jaw leghold — from being used or possessed on National Wildlife Refuges (NWRs). This humane legislation addresses the inherent cruelty of body-gripping traps and seeks to ensure that all NWRs are safe havens for wildlife.
Bill will allow certified U.S. sanctuaries to rescue primates from abroad
Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary in Texas, home to 630 primates, would welcome primates from overseas who need lifetime care
Washington, DC – Born Free USA, a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, applauds U.S. Representatives Renee Ellmers (R-NC) and Peter DeFazio (D-OR) for introducing the Humane Care for Primates Act late yesterday, and urges the bill’s swift passage. The narrowly-crafted humane legislation seeks to correct an oversight in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regulations governing the importation of nonhuman primates (NHPs), which currently prevent certified sanctuaries from saving animals at risk.
Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary aims to collect baby blankets for hundreds of primate residents by end of year
Washington, D.C. -- Born Free USA, a national leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, has announced its "Baby Blankets for Primates" drive, for its Primate Sanctuary in Dilley, Texas. The organization hopes to collect as many baby blankets as possible for its 630 residents -- 22 baboons, three vervets, and more than 600 macaques representing seven different species – by the end of this year. The blankets serve multiple purposes for the primates, providing warmth, comfort, and enrichment.
Washington, D.C. -- Today, the online retailer Moda Xpress (www.modaxpressonline.com), dedicated to trendy and unique fashion for juniors, became a member of the International Fur Free Retailer Program www.furfreeretailer.com. The announcement was made by Born Free USA and Val Narodetsky, Director of Marketing, Fashion 305, Inc.
Braxton's Animal Works in Wayne, PA wins national contest
Washington D.C. – The winner of the third annual Born Free USA Compassionate Pet Supply Store Contest is Braxton’s Animal Works in Wayne, PA. The contest asked consumers to vote on-line and nominate their pick for the most compassionate pet supply stores.
Born Free CEO Will Travers to speak at DC march October 4
Washington D.C. -- Born Free USA (www.bornfreeusa.org), a leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, will have a strong presence on Friday, October 4, 2013, at The International March for Elephants, when thousands of people will march in solidarity for elephants in 15 cities around the world in the single largest demonstration of awareness for the species’ imminent extinction. In addition to the staff of Born Free USA’s DC office marching in Washington, Born Free CEO Will Travers, an international expert on the plight of elephants, will be speaking at the rally, following the march.
New residents arrive at the 186 acre facility and will socialize and explore a natural environment outside of a cage for very first time
Washington, D.C. — Nine female baboons, ages 13 to 23, arrived at The Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary in Dilley, Texas on Tuesday, September 17, after being retired from a laboratory research program, it was announced by Adam Roberts, Executive Vice President of Born Free USA and Tim Ajax, Director of the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary. The sanctuary is currently home to 13 baboons, 4 vervets and more than 600 macaques representing seven different species.
Born Free USA Calls for National Crackdown; Reports Growing Numbers of Pet Snake Incidents and Inconsistent Regulation on Ownership, Seriously Endangering Public and Environment
Dog killed by snake in Florida is 58th incident this year
Washington, D.C. -- Incidents involving "pet" snakes causing injury or death to humans, or escaping and putting communities and the environment in danger, are on the rise, says Born Free USA, a leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation. On the heels of the latest incident reported this week in Miami-Dade County, FL where a 60 pound family dog was killed by a 10 foot long snake – the 58th snake incident tracked by Born Free USA this year – the organization is calling for a nationwide crackdown on keeping of snakes as pets.