About Born Free USA
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Born Free USA is a national animal advocacy nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, contributions to which are tax-deductible. In December 2007, the Animal Protection Institute and Born Free USA merged to form a new organization combining the strength of API's successful 40-year history as a top-rated charity advocating for animals in the United States and Born Free USA's expertise in national and international wildlife advocacy issues.
Born Free USA's primary areas of focus in the United States are exotic pets, animals in entertainment, international wildlife trade, and trapping/fur. Born Free USA uses powerful tools including legislation, public education, litigation and grass-roots networking in its programs to end animal cruelty and exploitation.
Born Free USA also provides "hands-on" care for animals at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary near San Antonio, Texas, where more than 500 primates — many of whom were rescued from abusive situations in laboratories, roadside zoos and private possession — live in as natural an environment as possible with minimal human interference.
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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.
Experts warn that rhinos are on the path to extinction--perhaps even by the year 2020. Last week, Will Travers, Founder of Born Free USA, attended a summit on wildlife crime in South Africa. Travers states, “There are now just 20,000 white rhino and 5,000 black rhino left in the wild. If poaching carries on at the rate it is now for six more years it will devastate the numbers.”
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