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Mark Your Calendars for National Bird Day!

Published 12/05/13

Born Free USA works hard to help wildlife in need, and birds are no exception. That’s why we’re excited to celebrate the 13th Annual National Bird Day on Sunday, January 5, 2014! National Bird Day, created by Born Free USA and the Avian Welfare Coalition, shines a spotlight on issues critical to the protection and survival of birds – captive and wild. The annual campaign educates people about the international trade in wild birds, raises awareness about standards of care for pet birds, and engenders a deeper respect and understanding about global avian conservation issues.

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If You Give Just ONE Gift This Season...

Published 12/05/13

If you give just ONE gift this season, make it a gift filled with compassion!

I wonder if, like me, you consider the holidays to be a time to show you really care--a time to give gifts that are lasting, comforting, and meaningful.

Today, on #GivingTuesday, I'm asking every Born Free USA supporter to adopt ONE primate, purchase ONE gift membership, or purchase ONE item--like a piece of jewelry or a bottle of vegan, organic wine--from our compassionate selection of merchandise.

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Chicago-Area Residents: Join Us Tonight for Born Free USA HamBingo!

Published 12/05/13

Tonight is HamBingo! Come on out for a wild night to benefit Born Free USA.

For a $15 donation, you get to play 10 bingo games with the chance to win some great prizes. All proceeds from the bingo games benefit our work for animals.

The fun starts at 8:00 at Hamburger Mary's (5400 N. Clark in Chicago), so grab a few friends and join me tonight for a wacky good time for wildlife!

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Chicago-Area Residents: Join Us for HamBingo!

Published 12/05/13

This isn't church bingo! Leave the kids at home and join me at Hamburger Mary's in Andersonville (5400 N. Clark, Chicago) on December 2 at 8:00 p.m. for a night of Charity HamBingo to benefit wildlife.

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Act Now: Support the Humane Care for Primates Act!

Published 11/21/13

For years, I've wanted to tackle a glaring oversight in America's federal legal code — an oversight that prevented primates around the world from being rescued and receiving humane, lifetime care — here in the U.S.

Please help us pass H.R. 3556, the Humane Care for Primates Act, introduced yesterday afternoon by Representatives Ellmers (R-NC) and DeFazio (D-OR), which will give abused primates around the world a second chance at a life worth living.

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Newsletter: Celebrate Elephants, Birds, and Endangered Species

Published 11/15/13

Keep a primate warm this winter by donating a blanket to the "Baby Blankets for Primates" drive at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary!

This week, the U.S. government poured 5.4 tons of confiscated elephant ivory—25 years' worth—into a rock crusher to pulverize it, sending the powerful message to the world that elephant poaching must end and that there should be no market for ivory!

It's almost time for National Bird Day to take flight! We enjoy birds all year long, but every January 5th and throughout the month of January, we take a special pause for our fine feathered friends.

Born Free USA was a proud sponsor of Wednesday's coalition event at the Library of Congress to celebrate 40 years of the U.S. Endangered Species Act.

There's Still Time to Support Necessary Changes to the Animal Welfare Act!

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Newsletter: Updates, Awards, and How You Can Help

Published 11/07/13

There's still time to help gray wolves! The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has proposed removing the gray wolf from the list of species that receive federal protection under the Endangered Species Act.

Three hyenas are settling into their new lives at Born Free's wildlife center, Ensessakotteh, in Ethiopia. Rescuing the center's first-ever hyenas—Matama, Tigeste, and Uwerr—has been rewarding, but challenging.

We're proud to announce that Born Free Foundation has received a 2013 World Tourism Award! Announced in New York and awarded in London at the World Travel Market.

In the U.S., birds represent the largest population of captive wildlife—and, globally they're the 4th most popular animal kept as a ‘pet.'

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New Jersey Bear Bill Headed for a Hearing - Act Now!

Published 11/05/13

Conflict with wildlife is often solved through inhumane measures like trapping, so legislation that helps compassionately manage these conflicts is crucial. Senator Raymond Lesniak (D-Union County) has introduced S. 2369 to address this very issue, and we need you to speak out in support of it!

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