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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. -- Born Free USA, a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, applauds Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR) for introducing a bill today that will enhance America’s ability to deter nations from allowing ivory trade to flourish. The Targeted Use of Sanctions for Killing Elephants in their Range (TUSKER) Act will require certain nations to work with the U.S. on anti-poaching efforts, or face sanctions if they fail to cooperate. Illegal trafficking in ivory is directly responsible for shocking declines in elephant populations in recent years, and this bill is a crucial step toward reducing the threat to elephants on the ground.
Your child can make this year more humane for pets and wildlife with the help of her or his classmates. Learn 12 ideas for school projects that help animals—including the suggestion from Born Free USA to host a “party with a purpose” with our Party Animals online tools. Pass these compassionate ideas on to your favorite young animal lover!
- Born Free USA Supports Representative Peter DeFazio’s New Bill to Deter Ivory Trade
- Groundbreaking Report Commissioned by Born Free USA Uncovers Ivory Supply Chain from Poached African Elephants to Markets in Asia
- Born Free USA, PETA, and Public Protest Exotic Animal Rides at Maryland Renaissance Festival
- Born Free USA Commends New York Governor Cuomo for Signing Historic Bill Restricting Ivory and Rhino Horn Trade
- Born Free USA Applauds New York Governor for Signing Bill to End Irresponsible Public Contact with Exotic Cats
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