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Arizona Residents: UPDATE: Governor Brewer Didn't Sign Bill that Would Harm Mexican Gray Wolves in Arizona

Published 04/23/14

The Mexican gray wolf, a subspecies of the gray wolf, is teetering on the brink of extinction in the southwestern United States. Senator Gail Griffin’s bill widens the circumstances in which Mexican gray wolves may be killed, and S.B. 1211 recently passed the state legislature.

UPDATE: Thanks to your quick action, Governor Brewer did not sign the bill! Click here to thank her for her compassionate decision.

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You're Invited to "Michigan Humane Lobby Day!"

Published 04/22/14

Want to get involved in animal welfare legislation and help the gray wolf population in Michigan? Please join the Humane Society of the United States, Born Free USA, the ASPCA, Puppy Mill Awareness of Southeast Michigan, and your fellow animal advocates in Lansing on Tuesday, May 13 for Michigan Humane Lobby Day. This is your opportunity to let state lawmakers know that you support protection for gray wolves and oppose laws that would allow them to be hurt and exploited. RSVP through this link.

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Born Free USA Exposes the Bloody Ivory Trade

Published 04/21/14

Born Free USA commissioned C4ADS and its expert defense analysts to examine elephant poaching and the ivory trade. Ivory’s Curse: The Militarization and Professionalization of Poaching in Africa was released on April 21, and its findings are truly alarming.

Born Free USA will use this significant, timely report to encourage legislators, conservation authorities, and defense agencies to focus their attention, resources, and efforts on the elephant poaching hotspots we’ve identified, and exert appropriate pressure at all levels to stop the brutal ivory trade.

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Creative Ways to Help Animals--and Celebrate a Victory for Exotic Wildlife!

Published 04/17/14

An auction featuring luxury items will benefit Born Free USA's global animal protection efforts (May 2 in New York City). Can't make it to New York? You can still participate by placing an absentee bid on our wonderful auction items.

Will you "adopt" a primate at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary?

West Virginia Governor Earl Tomblin has just signed the Dangerous Wild Animals Act (H.B. 4393) into law, which will prohibit citizens from acquiring new “wild and exotic animals” as pets.

Parade Magazine online discusses 10 types of animals who play important roles in the survival of our planet. Adam M. Roberts, CEO of Born Free USA, contributes his expertise.

“Fur for the Animals” is a donation drive to collect clothing items made from animal fur and donate them to wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centers across the country. Now through June 30.

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Join Us at "Illinois Voices for Animals Day!"

Published 04/15/14

Join the ASPCA, Born Free USA, and others in Springfield on Wednesday, May 7 for Illinois Voices for Animals Day. This is a great opportunity to let state lawmakers know that you support animal protection and oppose laws that would allow animals to be hurt and exploited.

Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Time: 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Place: Statehouse Inn Assembly Room, for a free breakfast before the program and time to network with follow activists: 101 E Adams St., Springfield, IL 62701
Cost: Free! Please RSVP by May 2 if you plan to attend.
Questions?: Please email grassroots@aspca.org.

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Rhode Island Residents: Help Stop the Use of Lead Bullets in Rhode Island!

Published 04/15/14

S. 2628/H. 7838 would require the use of nontoxic ammunition for hunting whenever such ammunition is available. Lead left behind in spent ammunition poses a serious threat to birds and other wildlife, including threatened and endangered species. Your legislators need to hear from you, so please write to them and ask them to support this bill today!

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Peace of Mind--For You and the Future of Animals

Published 04/10/14

The members of Elsa’s Legacy Wildlife Circle are a group of cherished people who have remembered Born Free USA in their estate plans, and we hope you will join them. To aid you in talking with your attorney or financial planner, we offer our free Peace of Mind guide.

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Hawaii Residents: Act Now to Restrict the Ivory Trade in Hawaii!

Published 04/08/14

The elephant poaching crisis in Africa has become increasingly severe. Hawaii is home to the third largest ivory market in the U.S., so we must reduce its demand here. Fortunately, Senator Clayton Hee (D-23) has introduced H.B. 493 SD1, which would prohibit the sale of ivory in Hawaii. Please write to your state senator today to ask him or her to vote for this crucial legislation.

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