Fox penning is a blood sport in which wild animals are ripped to pieces inside an enclosure – and, unfortunately, it’s also legal in Virginia. However, Delegate David Albo (R-Fairfax) has introduced a bill to limit the worst offenders. H.B. 1188 will have a hearing tomorrow, Wednesday, February 5. The outcome is uncertain, so committee members need to hear from you now!
Chinoise, an infant chimpanzee, spent the first 13 months of her life tied up at a Chinese restaurant in Douala, Cameroon, used as a photo “prop” when she wasn’t abandoned and all alone.
Upon learning of her terrible situation, a strong community of animal protection organizations sprang into action. The Limbe Wildlife Centre in Cameroon, supported by Born Free, agreed to accept the orphan. Now, Born Free USA needs your help to raise the funds for her care. Will you make a donation today to provide Chinoise with milk, bottles, and the medications she needs?
L.B. 921, introduced by Senator Jeremy Nordquist (Non-partisan – 7), would outlaw the commercialization and ownership of shark fins in Nebraska. It is scheduled to have a hearing in the Judiciary Committee this Friday, January 31, so we need you to speak out now in support of this crucial bill.
Show your affection for the special people in your life on Valentine's Day through Born Free USA.
Born Free USA offers gifts with a heart... and each purchase will also represent a gift for the animals we protect! Sure, give flowers and wine! But most of all, give the gift of compassion.
We often share stories of the miserable conditions animals endure in roadside zoos – and now we have the chance to help bears trapped in this deplorable situation. A petition has been filed with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to require better treatment of bears in captivity, and they are accepting public comments from now until January 27, 2014. Please write today.
Please join us in making this world a safer place for wildlife with a Born Free USA Membership. When you become a Member, you join tens of thousands of other compassionate individuals who are committed to making a difference for animals in need. With your Membership, you receive an exclusive ‘Elsa the lioness’ lapel pin, a Membership certificate, a subscription to our bi-annual Animal Issues Digest magazine – plus the knowledge that you are helping to Keep Wildlife in the Wild.
This Sunday, January 5, 2014 is National Bird Day: a day to shine a spotlight on issues critical to the protection and survival of birds, both captive and wild.
Watch Parrot Confidential on our National Bird Day website; watch a video conversation between Born Free USA's Executive Vice President, Adam Roberts and Parrot Confidential filmmaker, Allison Argo; read why Adam Roberts feels a special connection to National Bird Day; and check out other fun ways to get involved!