One decade after we hatched National Bird Day, our feathered friends are as worthy of celebration as ever before — and as deserving of their right to live freely and fully in the wild. As the 10th annual National Bird Day on Jan. 5, 2012, approaches, Born Free USA invites you to participate in a number of all-avian activities!
It's too late to help most of those unfortunate animals near Zanesville, Ohio. But there are things we can do to help prevent more such tragedies. Please join Born Free USA's efforts against private ownership of exotic animals by doing any or all of four things that we suggest.
Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) has worked with Born Free USA and our colleagues to reintroduce the "Refuge from Cruel Trapping Act" (H.R. 2657). This important initiative finally would end the horrific practice of trapping on national wildlife refuges. Please ask your congressional representative to co-sponsor the bill.
Starting Monday, Nov. 7, and through that week, Born Free USA will auction off some of the eco-friendly clothing, shoes and accessories donated for our fffashion L.A. show. This is an excellent opportunity to get great deals on stylish designer clothing and accessories and, at the same time, help Keep Wildlife in the Wild®. All proceeds will support Born Free USA's work to save the lives of fur-bearing animals everywhere. Check out what we will have up for bidding by visiting our auction site.
On Tuesday, Oct. 25, in Sacramento, Born Free USA presents a special screening of the moving animal-rights documentary "One Lucky Elephant." Our chief executive officer, Will Travers, will speak before the screening, which is also a fundraiser for our nonprofit organization. Travers will answer questions after the screening. Doors at the Guild Theater (2828 35th St.) open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 6:30 p.m. Buy tickets for $10 general, $8 seniors/students and $5 children. Be among the first 20 people to order tickets online and you will receive a complimentary gift bag valued at $65!
Congratulations to Betsy Seeton of Taylor Park, Colo., for winning Born Free USA's first Keep Wildlife in the Wild Photo Contest! Her triumph is doubly impressive because she won both the Backyard and Worldwide categories, and as such will receive both first-place prizes — a photo printer and a pair of binoculars.
Monkey the baboon's got a new home: the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary. To go with that he needs a new name! Please send us your suggestion of what he should be called, and why, by the end of the day Sunday. We'll then pick our favorite suggestions and present them to you for a vote we'll call Name That Baboon!
Short for fur free fashion, fffashion is a clothing-design competition that encourages innovative and compassionate designers to submit striking dresses, jackets, coats and couture combinations that are chic — without the "Yeek!" of real fur. Today, Born Free USA proudly announces this year's winners.