In reaction to recent reports that the demand for fur in China is causing a revival of fur farms in the United States, Born Free USA wants the public to be aware of the animal welfare and environmental consequences. The leading animal welfare and wildlife conservation organization estimates that there are more than 270 fur farms in the country, with approximately 3 million mink killed every year. Wisconsin, Utah, Idaho, Minnesota and Oregon are home to the highest number of fur farms on record.
Born Free Foundation and International Marine Experts Are Outraged
Widespread opposition between the company Seaquarium Ltd. in Kenya and wildlife conservation groups and marine scientists is mounting related to a proposal to begin catching wild migrating whale sharks for public display in a marine enclosure off the southern Kenyan coast ostensibly for the purposes of “tourism and conservation.”
Born Free USA to Reimburse Family for Veterinary Bills
The family of Skeeter, a 5-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever in Millington, TN, is the latest recipient of financial support from Born Free USA, a national leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation.
Born Free USA, a leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, today applauded Illinois state Rep. Luis Arroyo’s leadership on behalf of lions and thanked the House Agriculture Committee for approving the Lion Meat Act yesterday. This much-needed legislation, championed by Born Free USA, would ban the sale of lion meat and the slaughter of the animals in Illinois.
Born Free USA, a leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, applauds state Rep. Luis Arroyo for introducing House Bill 2991, a measure championed by Born Free USA that would ban the sale of lion meat and the slaughter of the animals in Illinois.
West African Manatee Proposal Passes Overwhelmingly
Born Free USA and the Species Survival Network (SSN) congratulate the overwhelming majority of West African manatee range states for the successful approval of a proposal to increase global protection for the West African manatee. The move came today (March 7) during deliberations at the 16th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Bangkok, Thailand.
Born Free USA: ‘Will World Leaders Push Iconic Species to Brink of Extinction or Hand Them a Lifeline at U.N. Wildlife Convention?’
Adam Roberts, executive vice president of Born Free USA, a leader in wildlife conservation and animal welfare, and a board member of Species Survival Network (SSN), warned today, “We are presiding over a slide toward extinction for many of the world’s most iconic species.” Roberts, along with members of the Born Free international team and SSN, will attend the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) March 3 to 14 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Legislation Would Make Outdoor Recreation Safer and Enhance Tourism
Representative Roberto “Bobby” Gonzales (D-Taos) sent a big Valentine’s heart to New Mexico’s wildlife, people and companion animals when last week he introduced the New Mexico Wildlife Protection & Public Safety Act, House Bill 579, which restricts the use of traps and poisons in New Mexico. If passed, the law will curb the cruelty and suffering caused by hidden but dangerous traps and poisons in New Mexico, and elevate human safety for outdoor recreationists.