The exciting new version of "Born Free," the Academy Award-winning song from the classic 1966 movie of the same name, now is available for downloading in North America on iTunes. Proceeds will benefit our work to protect lions and other wildlife.
In just a few more days, it's all for the birds! Please join in our annual celebration of all things avian on Jan. 5, 2013 — National Bird Day, which we co-founded more than a decade ago with the Avian Welfare Coalition.
As we look ahead to 2013, much vital work remains to be done. Will you please consider giving $13 (tax-deductible) today to make next year a "Lucky 13" for animals? Thank you for your support, and have a very happy new year.
Warm wishes to you and yours this holiday season. Please join us as we keep in mind our furred, feathered and finned friends.
Across the United States, more and more states are opening up wolf hunts for the first time in decades. Don't let Michigan be next! SB 1350, which recently passed the state Legislature, would allow the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to establish an open season on wolves. These animals are making a comeback in Michigan, with population levels rising above 700 in the peninsula area. An open season on wolves will threaten their fragile population.
Yes, today is my birthday. And each year I tell my family and friends the same thing: I don't need anything, but I want them to support Born Free USA and our work to save wild animals everywhere. Take a minute to check out the amazing year we've had and you'll see why this birthday wish is a worthwhile one!
The fur industry, imposing enormous suffering and death upon animals, must go. Until then, make sure you shop at stores that are fur free. Our International Fur Free Retailer website lists more than 200 stores and chains in 20 countries that sell only fur-free products. Today starts a global push to promote the cause! Let us know if you can recommend companies that should join our list.
Last year, Born Free USA and a coalition of other animal protection groups petitioned the U.S. government to list the African lion as "endangered" under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. We've just learned that the U.S. government has released its "90-day finding" that declares our petition may be warranted, and is soliciting comments on the petition for the next 60 days.