... Born Free USA has sued Ringling Bros. in federal court hoping for a ruling that the use of bullhooks and the chaining up of Asian elephants, which are endangered, violates the Endangered Species Act. A six-week trial in Washington, D.C., concluded in March but no decision has been issued. ...
PETA targets Mitchell Elementary students to protest circus
Kathy Steele and Sherri Ackerman
The Tampa Tribune
... Born Free USA maintains a list on its Web site of attacks and injuries caused by exotic pets when they are let loose or held captive. There are more than 90 incidents listed for this year through September, compared with the same amount for 2007 ...
Survivor of Chimp attack struggles to live life after horrific mauling
St. John the Baptist Parish Progressive Examiner (Louisiana)
All elephants living in Indian zoos and circuses will be moved to wildlife parks and game sanctuaries where the animals can graze more freely. The decision affects around 140 elephants in 26 zoos and 16 circuses in the country. The order followed complaints from animal rights activists about elephants that are kept in captivity and often chained for long hours.
The chaining of elephants is one of our charges against Ringling Bros. in our Federal trial for the circus's abuse of elephants.
India to move all zoo elephants to wildlife parks
What if you went over to your neighbor’s house and noticed that they had a cat sitting in a cage in their living room?
So begins a post from Born Free USA's Senior Program Associate Monica Engebretson that generated dozens of comments in response.
Should Birds be Kept as Pets?
The city’s Animal Care Division seized 111 birds last month from an Aurora home last month, claiming that the animals were treated cruelly and forced to live in inhumane conditions. According to court documents, the officer found dirty cages with no water, bedding soiled with feces and several dead mice. The woman is facing several charges related to infractions to the city code, including cruelty to animals, the endangerment of the health and life of an animal, failure to remove feces and humane care charges related to the lack of potable water. The possible fines for the misdemeanor charges range from $15 to $1,000, plus one year in jail.
City seizes 111 birds from Aurora home
The Aurora Sentinel, Aurora, CO
Leading animal advocacy and wildlife conservation organization Born Free USA and leading environmental publication, E Magazine, celebrate the glorious climax of fffashion, their fur free fashion design competition promoting the ethical and environmental benefits of foregoing fur fashions.
fffur Free and Fabulous!
It’s not often that a primate from a research facility, a circus or a backyard zoo gets a second chance, but that’s exactly what happens at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary. Home to over 500 non-human primates, including vervets, baboons and macaques, the sanctuary strives to help these primates heal from their pasts.
Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary: A Place of Healing
Advocacy for Animals
... In the U.S., 34 states ban trade in bear gallbladders and bile, noted Adam Roberts, vice president of the animal-advocacy nonprofit Born Free USA, who backs the newly proposed bill. ...
U.S. Bear Gallbladders Sold on Black Market
National Geographic News