Born Free USA Blog
by Will Travers,
Chief Executive Officer
What can you say about a big-hearted bloke who has rescued dolphins, tigers, elephants and more and whose parents once helped a lion cub from a department store by caring for him in their backyard and engineering his rightful return to Africa? You can safely say that he's got great animal instincts! In 1984, Will Travers joined his parents — "Born Free" film stars Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers — to form what became The Born Free Foundation. With knowledge, passion and compassion dripping from his every word, Will's blogs are sure to make you embrace our crusade to Keep Wildlife in the Wild ®.
It is amazing what excuses people will conjure up when faced with the unacceptability of their behavior.
After the tragedy that befell the Baghdad Zoo in the first Gulf War and the heroic efforts of Lawrence Anthony to bring relief to the animals imprisoned there, I thought the zoo had faded into gentle obsolescence — but I was wrong!
Hard on the heels of the Cameroonian Parrot trade bust (and the subsequent release of hundreds of African Grey Parrots back to the wild) — here’s some really great news from Mexico.
Welcome to the Born Free USA blog! The best place for regular, incisive, up-to-the-minute commentary on issues affecting wild animals in need, both in the USA and around the world. Updated several times a week, with input from a variety of our experts, you’ll find the Born Free USA website blog first with the perspective that counts.