Panel Issues Preliminary Findings
The People's Forum Panel on Public Lands Trapping in New Mexico issued an online survey, for the period Oct. 5 to Nov. 5, intended to engage all members of the public on the issue of trapping. More than 2,400 citizens took the survey and the results showed that 90 percent were opposed to public lands trapping.
Born Free USA Ready to Work with Ohio Governor, Offers Model Legislation on Exotic Pet Ownership Following Today’s Executive Order
In the wake of this week’s Zanesville, OH, wild animal tragedy, today Ohio Gov. John Kasich issued Executive Order 2011-20K, which makes commitments that include working with local humane societies, law enforcement and public officials to approach the issue of regulating ownership of private exotics; rigorously reviewing existing native wild animal permits and auctions; shutting down unlicensed auctions; and confiscating and re-homing exotic animals who have been abused or are kept in substandard conditions.
Born Free USA Says Wild Animal Incident in Ohio Spotlights the Tragedy and Danger of Keeping Wild Animals in Captivity
Exotic Animal Incidents Online Database Highlights National Epidemic
Born Free USA, a leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation — and a force in working to keep wildlife in the wild — says Tuesday’s incident in Ohio is devastating for the animals and the public. This morning police are still trying to chase down frightened and confused wild animals, including bears, wolves and tigers, who have escaped from a “private preserve” in Zanesville, Ohio.
Film Writer/Producer Collisimo, Born Free CEO Travers to Speak At One-Night-Only Screening Oct. 25
On Tuesday, Oct. 25, Born Free USA will host the only Northern California presentation of the award-winning film “One Lucky Elephant.” The film’s writer and producer, Cristina Colissimo, and Born Free’s chief executive officer, Will Travers, will speak and answer questions about the film and about the sad plight of elephants.
The screening will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Guild Theater, 2828 35th St. in Sacramento.
Born Free USA Co-Founder, Legendary Actress Virginia Mckenna, Featured in Winning Film
“Elsa: The Lioness That Changed the World” (Brian Leith Productions/BBC/WNET) captured the prestigious Conservation Hero prize at the 11th Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival Awards last week. In the competitive world of documentaries, the work and legacy of pioneering conservationists George and Joy Adamson won plaudits from judges and the public.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission, the state’s wildlife management agency, made a unanimous decision in Harrisburg Oct. 4 to disregard a petition brought forth by Born Free USA, a national leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, to amend Pennsylvania’s furbearer trapping regulations.
New Name, New Home, New Friends, and a Great Outlook for a Baboon Once Kept In a Wisconsin Basement Laundry Room
The 3-year-old baboon who was surrendered to Dane County (WI) Animal Services this summer and cared for temporarily by the Dane County Humane Society after living in a basement laundry room is doing “great” at his new, permanent home at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary in Dilley, Texas. In August, the olive baboon joined 13 other baboons in a 2.5-acre enclosure at the 186-acre sanctuary, home to 532 primates, many of whom were rescued from laboratories, roadside zoos and private possession.
Winners of 3rd Annual Fur Free Fashion (fffashion) Competition Announced by Born Free USA and Celebrity Judges
Emerging Design Stars from Illinois, Kentucky, North Carolina and China Selected
Born Free USA’s third annual fffashion competition attracted emerging designers from around the globe who believe in the benefits of shunning fur, protecting animals and the environment, and embracing the green fashion movement. Winners of the competition were announced Aug. 8 by Born Free USA’s chief executive officer, Will Travers, after celebrity judging panelists made their final decision.