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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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For Immediate Release: 11/22/10

Arizona Needs To Ban This Type of ‘Pet’

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.

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For Immediate Release: 11/22/10

New York Should Revise Rabies Testing Laws

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.

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For Immediate Release: 11/15/10

The Grades Are In

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.

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For Immediate Release: 10/20/10

Escaped Chimp in K.C. Adds to Growing List of Wild-Animal Incidents

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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