Tell Judge John Gleeson to throw the book at rhino horn trader Michael Slattery, Jr.!
In November, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Michael Slattery, Jr., an Irish national and an alleged member of an organized criminal group, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy for violating the Lacey Act, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison. Slattery traveled throughout the U.S. acquiring black rhino horns to sell using falsified documents.
His hearing is scheduled for January 10, 2014 and the Judge needs to hear from you right away to impose the most strict penalty possible, hopefully deterring other rhino horn traders from engaging in this cruel commerce.
Warm wishes to you and yours this holiday season. Please join us as we remember our furred, feathered, and finned friends.
Thank you for your support and warmest wishes for the holidays.
The Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting coalition is working hard to gather 80,000 signatures by January 9 for a ballot measure to protect bears from hounding, baiting, and trapping – and Born Free USA wants to help them reach this goal. Visit their website to find out how to add your signature or to get involved in the signature-gathering effort.
The Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting coalition needs 20,000 more signatures before January 9 to ensure that the Maine Fair Bear Hunting Act comes up for a vote in November. Get involved and add your signature today!
Gray wolves are being cruelly slaughtered in Wisconsin, and soon, dogs may be forced to participate in the brutal hunt. Help prevent this abusive practice by contacting your state legislators AND Dane County Judge Peter Anderson today!
Judge Anderson issued a temporary injunction against the use of dogs in wolf hunts on August 31, after humane societies and environmental groups sued. This injunction will be lifted on December 20 – in only 3 short days! Please ask him to extend the injunction without delay by calling his office at 608-266-4937 or emailing the court clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, tell your state senators that you support Senator Risser’s bill S.B. 93, which would end hounding permanently in the state. These state officials need to know that you won’t tolerate such a savage hunt in Wisconsin!
There is exciting progress in the fight to end the private ownership of primates in Michigan. Senator Rick Jones (R-24) has introduced S.B. 669 to make it unlawful to own, breed, or sell nonhuman primates as pets. We need your help to urge the Agriculture Committee to approve this bill!
The senators on the Agriculture Committee need to hear that this bill is crucial for public safety and animal welfare, and that their constituents care deeply about the issue. Please call or email these senators to tell them that both primates and humans in Michigan deserve this protection.
M. Wells Steakhouse in Long Island City, NY is using an appalling gimmick to drum up business for its big opening--putting lion meat on the menu.
What the restaurant owners won't tell customers is that lion meat is virtually unregulated. Lions sold for slaughter in the U.S. are completely omitted from the Humane Slaughter Act, and there is little oversight for their welfare or the safety of their meat.
As a concerned New York citizen, please call the owners of M. Wells Steakhouse at 718-786-9060 to let them know that lions belong on the endangered species list, not on the menu!
You've only got a few more days to order wonderful, wild, and unique gift items from Born Free USA to please all of the animal lovers on your list. Every item here (and the others on our website) helps save lives. What better gifts than those built on compassion?
To receive your merchandise by Christmas, be sure to order wines and candles by tomorrow (Wednesday, December 18) and to order all other items by this Friday (December 20).
There are so many ways to help animals this season. Shop with Born Free USA--but hurry!
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.