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For Immediate Release: 03/21/13

Tennessee Family Dog Caught in Leghold Trap and Shot Dead by Neighbor

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.

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For Immediate Release: 03/20/13

Born Free USA Applauds Committee Action Yesterday to End Sale of Lion Meat in Illinois

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.

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For Immediate Release: 03/12/13

Born Free USA Applauds Illinois Rep. Luis Arroyo for Introducing Lion Meat Bill

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.

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For Immediate Release: 03/07/13

Embattled Aquatic Giant Given Lifeline by U.N. Convention

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.

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For Immediate Release: 02/25/13

Wildlife on the Edge

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.

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For Immediate Release: 02/22/13

Bill Introduced to Restrict Cruel, Dangerous Traps and Poisons in New Mexico

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.

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For Immediate Release: 02/13/13

Born Free USA-Sponsored California Bill Would Ban the Sale of Animals at Swap Meets and Flea Markets

On Feb. 13, 2013, California Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) announced introduction of AB 339. The bill would prohibit the sale of animals at swap meets and flea markets in order to prevent the suffering of animals, protect consumers, and eliminate the public health and safety risks and potential threats of disease outbreaks associated with such sales.

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For Immediate Release: 02/12/13

Restore Federal Protection for Great Lakes Wolves

A coalition of wildlife protection groups, including Born Free USA, The Humane Society of the United States, Help Our Wolves Live and Friends of Animals and Their Environment, filed suit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over its decision to remove the protections of the Endangered Species Act from gray wolves living in the western Great Lakes region.

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