Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary Provides Permanent Home for “Monkey” a Baboon Once Kept in Wisconsin Basement
The 3-year-old baboon who was surrendered to Dane County Wisconsin Animal Services in August after living in a basement laundry room arrived last week safe and sound at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary in Dilley, Texas, from his temporary home at the Dane County Humane Society. The Olive baboon named Monkey joins 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.
Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary and Dane County Humane Society (Wis.) Join Forces to Help Baboon, Once Kept in Basement, Find Permanent Home
Baboon Journey from Wisconsin to Texas Set This Week
The 3-year-old baboon who was surrendered to Dane County (Wisconsin) Animal Services at the beginning of August left Dane County Humane Society (DCHS) on Monday, Aug. 29, to be transported to the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary in Dilley, Texas. Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary is located on 186 acres near San Antonio and is home to more than 500 primates, many of whom were rescued from laboratories, roadside zoos and private possession
Enormous Ivory Haul Reveals Shocking Levels Of Elephant Poaching In Africa
Leading conservationists were left stunned by news from Tanzania that 1,041 elephant tusks have been seized by authorities in an operation at the port of Zanzibar on Aug. 23. The tusks had been hidden among sacks of dried fish, in a shipment reportedly destined for Malaysia.
Born Free USA, Leader in Wildlife Conservation, Applauds Legislation to Ban Traps that Kill Wildlife and Put Non-Targeted Animals and Humans at Risk
Born Free USA, a national leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, congratulates Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) for introducing legislation to ban the use of body-gripping traps within federally protected wildlife refuges.
Ivory to Go Up in Smoke: Elephant Poaching Escalates
Manyani, Tsavo West National Park, Kenya — In an effort to draw the world’s attention to the impact of poaching on Africa’s elephants, the Lusaka Agreement Task Force will host the burning of 5 tons of seized ivory in Tsavo National Park on Wednesday (July 20, 2011).
The ivory, which originated in Malawi, Zambia and Tanzania, was confiscated during a notorious 2002 seizure in Singapore.
Animal Welfare Groups Support Legislation to Protect Primates and People from Dangerous and Inhumane Trade
The Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society Legislative Fund and Born Free USA commend Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., David Vitter, R-La., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., for introducing S. 1324, the Captive Primate Safety Act, to prohibit interstate commerce of monkeys, apes and other nonhuman primates in the exotic pet trade.
Join Ricky Gervais, Florence Henderson and other Stars in Advancing the Cause!
Born Free USA’s third annual Keep Wildlife in the Wild Week, June 20-24, is designed to encourage people to protect wild animals in their own backyards and around the globe. The official weeklong “call to action” (supported by celebrities such as Ricky Gervais) includes advice, educational tools and online activities to engage adults and children to become more aware and protective of animals in the wild.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011, marked the passing of the 90-day deadline for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to make its initial response to a petition seeking protection for African lions under the Endangered Species Act. The petition was filed on March 1 by a coalition of wildlife groups including Born Free USA/Born Free Foundation, Defenders of Wildlife and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).