Born Free USA Says Monkey Attack Adds to Growing List of Wild Animal Incidences and Signals That More-Humane Regulations Are Needed
Following the killing of a pet monkey named Jada who escaped from her owner and bit a woman in Oneida Castle, N.Y., last week, Born Free USA — a nationally recognized leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation — is asking state legislators to revisit rabies testing requirements. Current New York law required that Jada be killed by officials in order to confirm the absence of rabies via brain tissue sampling.
Born Free USA Grades 50 States on Animal Trapping Regulations Having Greatest Impact on Animal Welfare, Wildlife Conservation, Public Safety
Born Free USA’s unprecedented “State Trapping Report Card” gives an academic letter grade to every U.S. state based on its animal trapping regulations that have the greatest impact on animal welfare, wildlife conservation and public safety.
Born Free USA Tracks Such Confrontations on Exotic Animal Incidents Database
Born Free USA, a nationally recognized leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, says the 300-pound chimpanzee who escaped from his owner yesterday and ran rampant through a Kansas City neighborhood, pounding on a police car and frightening residents, is one of more than a thousand incidents involving a wild animal putting the public in danger. Just two months ago, a “pet” bear attacked and killed his owner in Ohio, and last month a lion attacked his trainer in Las Vegas.
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Online Tool’s Designed To Be First Official Source to Track Incidents of Nontarget Animals Injured or Killed by Traps
Born Free USA, the nationally recognized leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, has launched an interactive database that tracks incidents of cats, dogs and other nontarget victims who are injured or killed as a result of getting caught in traps set for wild animals. Born Free USA reports that for every target animal trapped, an estimated two nontarget animals are captured, and there is no existing official tracking system for these horrendous occurrences.
Born Free USA Offers Simple Reminders To Humanely Keep Bats, Raccoons and Others From Becoming a Problem for Homeowners
"Nuisance" wildlife control, in which people hire wildlife control operators to trap and kill animals in an attempt to mitigate conflicts, continues to be a growing and largely unregulated industry with little accountability or basic humane animal care and treatment standards.
Born Free USA, the nationally recognized leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, has launched an unprecedented interactive database of deadly and dangerous captive wild animal incidents designed as a resource for the media, lawmakers, activists and the public, to help shed light on the magnitude of the issue.
International fashion designer and retailer Adolfo Dominguez has reached out to Born Free USA to promote to U.S. consumers its commitment to fur-free fashion.