Organization Urging Lawmakers to Stop the Commercial Trade in Bear Gallbladders and Bile
Throughout the United States, American black bears are killed for their gallbladders and bile. New York is home to 6,000 to 7,000 black bears and is one of only five states that allow the free trade in bear gallbladders and bile. Born Free USA has helped draft a landmark bill introduced Monday (Assembly Bill 6291/Senate Bill 3858) that would protect bears from poaching and profiteering by prohibiting the commercial trade in bear gallbladders and bile in New York state.
Unprecedented Video and Photographs Show Brutality and Illegal Practices by U.S. Trappers, Including Images of Trapped Animals in New Mexico
Born Free USA, a leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, has released information about a groundbreaking undercover investigation (www.bornfreeusa.org/victimsofvanity) inside the world of recreational and professional wildlife trapping. This is the first known undercover investigation of trapping in the United States and includes shocking images of bobcats and mountain lions cubs caught in New Mexico traps.
Born Free USA Announces Horrific Details of Investigation, Including Unprecedented Video and Photographs Showing Brutality and Illegal Practices by Trappers in U.S.
Born Free USA, a leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, announced today the results of a groundbreaking undercover investigation inside the world of recreational and professional wildlife trapping (www.bornfreeusa.org/victimsofvanity). This is the first known undercover investigation of trapping in the United States.
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.
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.