Born Free USA Applauds New Jersey Legislature for Passing Historic Ban on Ivory and Rhino Horn Trade
S. 2012/A. 3128 will prohibit sale of ivory and rhino horn
Washington, D.C. -- Born Free USA, a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, commends the New Jersey legislature for passing S. 2012/A. 3128. Introduced by Senator Raymond Lesniak (D-20) and Assemblyman Raj Mukherji (D-33), the bill seeks to eliminate the trade in ivory and rhinoceros horn. Illegal trafficking of these wildlife products is directly responsible for shocking declines in wild populations in recent years, and this bill is a crucial step toward reducing the target market.
Born Free CEO Adam M. Roberts cautiously welcomes recognition of problem in the UK, but urges swift action on ‘pet’ primates
Washington, D.C. -– Born Free USA and the Born Free Foundation, global leaders in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, this week cautiously welcomed a report from the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee regarding the keeping of primates as pets, and urged swift action to implement a nationwide UK prohibition on the dangerous private ownership of these animals.
New Report Commissioned by Born Free USA Confirms Organized Crime, Government Corruption, and Militia Links to Elephant Poaching and the Ivory Trade
"Ivory’s Curse: The Militarization and Professionalization of Poaching in Africa” reveals similarity between the illicit networks that enable terrorism, weapons, human trafficking, and ivory commercialization
Washington, D.C. -- Today, Born Free USA and C4ADS released “Ivory’s Curse: The Militarization and Professionalization of Poaching in Africa,” one of the most shocking, rigorous and in-depth analyses of elephant poaching and the ivory trade to date. The report examines links to violent militias, organized crime, government corruption, and ivory trade to Asia. It further exposes the widespread transnational illicit participants deeply interwoven into the system that moves ivory. The full report is available at www.bornfreeusa.org/ivoryscurse.
Rare video shows 12-year-old snow monkey enjoying some swing time at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary in Texas; life far from her days as someone's pet
Washington, D.C. -- Tamae, a 12-year-old Japanese Macaque living at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary in Dilley, Texas, was spotted swinging on the first day of spring at her favorite spot on the 186-acre facility, which provides a permanent home for 630 residents—many of whom were rescued from roadside zoos, research facilities, or private possession. The video can be seen at http://youtu.be/C_7g2cbJ4v4.
Animal welfare leader to bring fur out of people's closets; only wild animals should have fur
Washington, D.C. -- Today, Born Free USA, a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, launched “Fur for the Animals,” a donation drive to collect coats, hats, and other accessories made from animal fur and donate them to wildlife rescue rehabilitation centers across the country. The facilities will use them to provide familiar comfort, warmth, and bedding to injured, young, and sick wildlife in their care. The “Fur for the Animals” drive will run from the first day of spring (March 20, 2014) to May 30, 2014. Items can be dropped off at two Born Free USA offices (Washington, D.C. and Sacramento, CA) or shipped from anywhere around the country.
Born Free USA to Use World Wildlife Day, March 3, as Platform to Highlight Horrific Wildlife Trade Issue
Washington, D.C. -- The United Nations is highlighting the intrinsic values and contributions of wild animals and plants, particularly endangered and protected species, by declaring March 3, 2014 as World Wildlife Day. Born Free USA, a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, will use this platform to increase awareness about the deleterious wildlife trade.
Top Washington D.C. Vegan Bakery Sticky Fingers to Support Born Free USA on World Wildlife Day, March 3
Washington, D.C. -- Sticky Fingers, the premiere vegan bakery in Washington D.C. and two-time “Cupcake Wars” winner, has created two special wildlife cupcake designs – a lion and a monkey – to support Born Free USA, a leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, in conjunction with World Wildlife Day on Monday, March 3, 2014.
Two Pennsylvania "Pet" Monkeys Rescued from Inhumane Conditions Arrive at Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary in Texas
National animal welfare and wildlife conservation group needs donations for monkeys' rehabilitation and forever care
Washington, D.C. -- After a Japanese macaque and a vervet monkey were rescued from deplorable conditions as someone's "pets" at a home in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary welcomed the two female primates this week, providing them with a forever home at the 186-acre facility in Dilley, Texas.