The Arizona legislature has launched an attack on the gravely endangered Mexican gray wolf that threatens to decimate its fragile population. Senator Gail Griffin (R-14) introduced a bill that widens the circumstances under which Mexican gray wolves, along with mountain lions and bears, may be killed. S.B. 1211 recently passed the state Senate, so we need you to contact your state representatives now so that this bill doesn’t make it through the House!
The United Nations has declared today as World Wildlife Day, coinciding with the signing of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Washington, D.C. on March 3, 1973. Born Free USA has been a respected, active participant in CITES for more than a quarter century.
World Wildlife Day provides a strong opportunity for the global conservation community to speak with a unified voice and declare that there is no excuse for the indiscriminate killing, selling, or captivity of wild animals. Please join us in celebrating World Wildlife Day and help us continue to end these atrocities by making a donation today.
For the month of February, the company Owls and Friends has donated 20% of all sales to Born Free USA. Friday, February 28 is the last day to participate in this generous promotion, so be sure to check it out while the deal lasts!
February has also spotlighted Carly, one of the monkeys at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary who is up for ‘adoption.' For as little as $25, you can help us care for Carly and her more than 600 primate friends by providing food, shelter, and care 365 days per year.
Pennsylvania lawmakers are taking aim at coyotes, and we need to make sure that they don’t succeed. Representative Mike Peifer (R-139) introduced a bill to create the Coyote Control Incentive Program (H.B. 1534), which would reward hunters with $25 for each harvested coyote.
Sticky Fingers Sweets and Eats, the popular vegan bakery in Washington, D.C., will feature two limited edition wildlife-themed cupcakes to benefit Born Free USA in honor of World Wildlife Day. These exclusive cupcake flavors—Chocolate Banana Monkeys and Lemon Vanilla Lions—will be available from Friday, February 28 through Monday, March 3 with $1 from every cupcake benefitting Born Free USA!
Visit Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop in Austin this Friday, February 28 - Sunday, March 2 for an exclusive, special-edition “Spicy Monkey” cupcake designed to benefit the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary's work to save monkeys!
To commemorate World Wildlife Day, Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop – winner of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars – is serving up support for the animals in addition to their delicious sweets! When you purchase the signature Spicy Monkey cupcake (vegan banana chocolate chip with “buttercream” frosting), $1.50 from each sale will be donated to the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary in South Texas.
Roadside zoos are notorious for being inhumane, unsafe, and poorly regulated. A recent report by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) proved that this is certainly true in Maryland, so legislators have introduced a bill to address these serious animal welfare and public safety concerns. We need you to speak up in support of S.B. 827/H.B. 1124 before their upcoming hearings!
In 1999, Ontario’s provincial government stopped the spring bear hunt, which allowed hunters to bait bears as they came out of hibernation, or chase them with hounds and shoot them. While females were supposed to be protected, they were often shot, leaving dependent cubs to die slowly.
The current government has reinstated a spring hunt—even though independent studies and research by their own bear biologists show that this tactic does NOT reduce conflicts with bears.
There will be an Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) assessment, but it ends March 7! Please send comments (but in a very specific way, if they are to be considered). Click the "Read More" link below to see our action alert email that contains a sample comment that you can use.