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Bears Suffering in Captivity Need Your Help!

Published 01/16/14

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.

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Become a Born Free USA Member in 2014

Published 01/07/14

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.

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Join Us in Celebrating National Bird Day!

Published 01/02/14

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!

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Help Us Finish 2013 Strong!

Published 12/30/13

Tomorrow is the last day to make a tax-deductible contribution to Born Free USA in 2013. Help us celebrate the new year—AND, I hope, our many amazing accomplishments in 2013 with a year-end donation.

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Crack Down on Rhino Horn Trade!

Published 12/27/13

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.

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Happy Holidays from Everyone at Born Free USA

Published 12/23/13

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.

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Maine Residents: Protect Maine's Bears!

Published 12/20/13

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!

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Wisconsin: Oppose Savage "Hounding" of Gray Wolves!

Published 12/20/13

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 kerry.widish@wicourts.gov.

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!

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