WASHINGTON, DC — Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus and its parent company, Feld Entertainment, Inc., will finally stand trial to face charges that the circus mistreats its Asian elephants in violation of the federal Endangered Species Act. The case is more than eight years in the making.
Los Angeles, CA — Instead of listening to a legion of world experts on elephants with hundreds of years of combined experience and expertise, 11 Members of the Los Angeles City Council decided today that they would cling to the vague promises of LA Zoo authorities and continue the controversial and meager Pachyderm Forest (now to be completed at a staggering cost of $42 million).
Animal advocates accuse circus of cruelty to elephants
TAMPA, FL — As Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey circus prepares for the January 7 opening of its new show in Tampa, Born Free USA united with Animal Protection Institute (Born Free USA) is preparing for a landmark legal showdown against the circus giant, which stands accused of abusing endangered Asian elephants in violation of federal law.
Born Free USA Calls for Immediate Zoo Reform
Washington, DC — Born Free USA united with Animal Protection Institute (Born Free USA), a national leader in wildlife conservation and animal advocacy, today called for an end to the keeping of elephants in American zoos, following publication of two new scientific reports that reveal shocking data on the poor welfare of elephants in captivity.
“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.