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For Immediate Release: 10/15/13

Moda Xpress Joins Born Free USA's Fur Free Retailer Program

Washington, D.C. -- Today, the online retailer Moda Xpress (www.modaxpressonline.com), dedicated to trendy and unique fashion for juniors, became a member of the International Fur Free Retailer Program www.furfreeretailer.com. The announcement was made by Born Free USA and Val Narodetsky, Director of Marketing, Fashion 305, Inc.

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For Immediate Release: 10/02/13

Born Free USA Chooses Most Compassionate Pet Supply Store in America

Braxton's Animal Works in Wayne, PA wins national contest

Washington D.C. – The winner of the third annual Born Free USA Compassionate Pet Supply Store Contest is Braxton’s Animal Works in Wayne, PA. The contest asked consumers to vote on-line and nominate their pick for the most compassionate pet supply stores.

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For Immediate Release: 09/27/13

Born Free USA to Participate in International March for Elephants

Born Free CEO Will Travers to speak at DC march October 4

Washington D.C. -- Born Free USA (www.bornfreeusa.org), a leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, will have a strong presence on Friday, October 4, 2013, at The International March for Elephants, when thousands of people will march in solidarity for elephants in 15 cities around the world in the single largest demonstration of awareness for the species’ imminent extinction. In addition to the staff of Born Free USA’s DC office marching in Washington, Born Free CEO Will Travers, an international expert on the plight of elephants, will be speaking at the rally, following the march.

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For Immediate Release: 09/17/13

Nine Baboons from Laboratory Find Freedom at The Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary in Texas

New residents arrive at the 186 acre facility and will socialize and explore a natural environment outside of a cage for very first time

Washington, D.C. — Nine female baboons, ages 13 to 23, arrived at The Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary in Dilley, Texas on Tuesday, September 17, after being retired from a laboratory research program, it was announced by Adam Roberts, Executive Vice President of Born Free USA and Tim Ajax, Director of the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary. The sanctuary is currently home to 13 baboons, 4 vervets and more than 600 macaques representing seven different species.

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For Immediate Release: 09/12/13

Born Free USA Calls for National Crackdown; Reports Growing Numbers of Pet Snake Incidents and Inconsistent Regulation on Ownership, Seriously Endangering Public and Environment

Dog killed by snake in Florida is 58th incident this year

Washington, D.C. -- Incidents involving "pet" snakes causing injury or death to humans, or escaping and putting communities and the environment in danger, are on the rise, says Born Free USA, a leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation. On the heels of the latest incident reported this week in Miami-Dade County, FL where a 60 pound family dog was killed by a 10 foot long snake – the 58th snake incident tracked by Born Free USA this year – the organization is calling for a nationwide crackdown on keeping of snakes as pets.

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For Immediate Release: 08/27/13

Winners of 5th Annual Fur Free Fashion (fffashion) Competition Announced by Born Free USA and Celebrity Judges

New designers from Illinois, Florida, Michigan selected for designs that include a flapper dress made from 9,000 aluminum pieces and a dress made out of an umbrella

Washington D.C. — Born Free USA's annual fur-free fashion competition once again attracted a wide variety of designs from around the world, reflecting the continued belief by emerging design stars in the benefits of shunning fur, protecting animals and the environment, and embracing the green fashion movement. Winners of Born Free USA's 5th Annual fffashion Competition were announced today by Adam Roberts, Executive Vice President, after a celebrity judging panel made their final decisions.

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For Immediate Release: 08/13/13

Federal Court Upholds Endangered Listing for Three Antelope Species

Conservation and animal protection groups call on Fish and Wildlife Service to reject future permits for captive hunts of the species

In a blow to trophy hunting interest groups, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia upheld a 2005 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rule listing the Scimitar-Horned Oryx, the Addax and the Dama Gazelle as endangered. Defenders of Wildlife, The Humane Society of the United States and Born Free USA applaud the court’s decision requiring FWS to continue to apply the restrictions of the Endangered Species Act to these antelope species, even when they are held in U.S. captive hunting facilities, where shooters pay top dollar to kill captive animals for trophies.

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For Immediate Release: 07/31/13

Animal Protection Organizations Applaud Introduction of the Captive Primate Safety Act

Bill will prohibit interstate commerce in monkeys, apes and other primates

The Humane Society of the United States, Born Free USA, the Jane Goodall Institute, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and International Fund for Animal Welfare applaud U.S. Reps Michael G. Fitzpatrick, R-Pa. and Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore. for introducing H.R. 2856, the Captive Primate Safety Act, and urge the bill's swift passage. The bill amends the Lacey Act to prohibit interstate commerce in monkeys, apes and other primates for the exotic pet trade.

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