Wildlife Advocates Seeking Protection for African Lions Under U.S. Endangered Species Act
Today, a coalition of wildlife groups — International Fund for Animal Welfare, The Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society International, Born Free USA, the Born Free Foundation and Defenders of Wildlife — filed a petition with the Department of Interior to list African lions as endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA).
Born Free USA, a leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, says that a snake bite that sent a Fair Lawn, NJ, man to the hospital in critical condition on Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, is just one of thousands of unnecessary occurrences when wild and exotic animals interact with humans.
Underwrites Veterinary Care Bills for Animals’ Rescuers or Caretakers
Born Free USA, a nationally recognized leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, estimates that more than 300,000 non-target animals are the unintended victims of body-crushing wildlife traps set each year. Cats and dogs often are severely injured or killed as a result of the remorseless jaws of traps set for wild animals by trappers who plan to capture them and strip their fur. Born Free USA says that for every target animal trapped, an estimated two non-target animals are brutally captured.
Born Free USA Asks People to Resolve to Make a Difference for Wild Animals in 2011
A more compassionate world in 2011 is possible. Born Free USA, a leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, asks that people adopt simple New Year’s resolutions this year that can make a significant difference for wild animals. And unlike most resolutions, these are easy to keep all year long.
‘The Life in My Years’ by Wildlife Conservationist Virginia McKenna
Born Free USA is pleased to announce the release of “The Life in My Years” in paperback, written by the founder of the Born Free Foundation, leading wildlife conservationist and film icon Virginia McKenna. Actress Joanna Lumley, Born Free Foundation’s Founder Patron and wildlife activist, wrote the foreword.
International Award for Animal Sanctuary Excellence Presented to Jill Robinson MBE, Animals Asia Foundation
CHENGDU, China – The 2010 Carole Noon Award for Sanctuary Excellence was awarded today to Jill Robinson MBE, founder and chief executive officer of the Animals Asia Foundation and Animals Asia’s Moon Bear Rescue Centres in China and Vietnam, by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS).
Born Free's CEO Will Travers Reacts to Tiger Summit Events of Nov. 23 in Russia
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Today’s much anticipated “high-level” session at the International Tiger Forum brought renewed optimism that this political gathering can deliver a new vision and much-needed impetus for the wild tiger’s recovery beyond the next decade.
Born Free USA Says Monkey Killing Should Spur State To Prohibit Non-Human Primates as Pets
Following the killing of a pet monkey who bit his owner while en route to be euthanized in Phoenix last week, Born Free USA, a nationally recognized leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, is calling upon Arizona legislators to ban the keeping of non-human primates as pets in Arizona.