“Green celebrity” judges to pick the best new fur-free fashions
Sacramento, CA — Make a fffashion statement! Born Free USA united with Animal Protection Institute (Born Free USA) and leading environmental publication, E Magazine, are launching “fffashion,” the fur-free fashion design competition. fffashion’s goal is to promote the ethical and environmental benefits of foregoing fur fashions while creating an opportunity for independent designers to showcase their talent for a worthy cause.
Government agrees to issue key lynx finding by December 15
Washington, DC — Conservationists and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (Service) reached a legal settlement today, requiring the government to issue a finding by December 15 on a petition to federally protect the lynx in New Mexico (click here to download the court order). The agreement stems from a lawsuit filed earlier this year by conservation groups represented by the Western Environmental Law Center. Lynx are protected elsewhere in the lower 48 states under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) but enjoy no federal protection in New Mexico.
Sacramento, CA — Born Free USA united with Animal Protection Institute (Born Free USA), a leading wildlife conservation and advocacy organization, is taking the monkeying-around out of holiday shopping this year by offering the unique gift of a Primate Adoption.
Sacramento, CA — Born Free USA united with Animal Protection Institute (Born Free USA), a national leader in wildlife conservation and animal advocacy, today urged the United States Department of Agriculture to prohibit any future elephant breeding by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus (Ringling) after the circus announced the birth of a baby elephant. Born Free USA is one of the plaintiffs in the groundbreaking federal lawsuit against Ringling for its mistreatment of endangered Asian elephants in violation of the Endangered Species Act.
Animal protectionists award and reward sardine-boat owners for respecting nesting birds others love to scapegoat
MONTEREY, CA — Monterey fishing boat owner Andy Siino will be presented with a “Cormorant Compassion Award” and a check for $1,000.00 from Cormorant Defenders International (CDI), a collective of animal protection and environmental groups representing 15 million people in the U.S. and Canada. CDI is dedicated to promoting the appreciation and protection of cormorants and other colonial-nesting waterbirds.
With repeated incidents in 2008, Born Free USA calls on Florida legislature to act before another tragedy befalls the state
Palm Springs, FL — Born Free USA united with Animal Protection Institute (Born Free USA), a national leader in wildlife conservation and animal advocacy, is calling on the Florida legislature to strengthen its laws on the keeping of exotic animals in private hands to include cougars and other dangerous wild animals after Saturday’s mauling of a South Florida teen by a cougar.
Mexico City — In yet another shocking incident that underscores the serious danger inherent in keeping wild animals captive, a tiger at Bio Parque Estrella outside Mexico City escaped an unlocked cage, killed a keeper, and then was killed after being recaptured.
Washington, DC — After more than eight years of legal wrangling, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus and its parent company, Feld Entertainment, will finally stand trial to face charges that the circus abuses its Asian elephants in violation of the federal Endangered Species Act.