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For Immediate Release: 03/04/11

Julia Barr, Elizabeth Emanuel Join fffashion Panel

Two-Time Emmy Award Winning Actress Barr Barr, Legendary Designer Emanuel to Help Judge Third Annual Competition

Independent fashion designers are invited to enter their fur free fashions in the Born Free USA fffashion Competition for a chance to win prizes, significantly boost their fashion career, be featured in a leading magazine, and help promote the ethical and environmental benefits of fur free fashion.

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For Immediate Release: 03/01/11

Saving the King of the Jungle

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).

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For Immediate Release: 02/02/11

Born Free USA Database Sheds Light on Public Safety Issue

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.

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For Immediate Release: 01/28/11

Born Free USA Establishes Trapping Victim Fund

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.

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For Immediate Release: 01/04/11

Wild New Year’s Resolutions

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.

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For Immediate Release: 12/07/10

‘Born Free’ Star’s Memoirs Now in Paperback

‘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.

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For Immediate Release: 12/06/10

Bear Rescuer Receives Prestigious Honor

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).

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For Immediate Release: 11/23/10

World Leaders Unite in “Can Do” Call to Action for Tigers

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.

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