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New York: Tell Steakhouse to Halt this Cruel Stunt!

Published 12/20/13

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!

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There's Still Time to Shop with Compassion this Season

Published 12/17/13

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!

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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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