Born Free USA Petitions State’s Game Commission to Change Animal Trapping Regulations
On May 10, 2011, Born Free USA, a leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, petitioned the Pennsylvania Game Commission to prohibit the use of body-gripping and Conibear traps by animal trappers on public lands, and to prohibit the use of cable restraints (“snares”) altogether. The petition also asks that trappers be required to employ an efficient and less-cruel method of killing trapped animals; to report the number and type of non-targeted animals caught by traps (often cats and dogs); and for traps to be checked at least once every 24 hours.
Born Free USA Asks People to Help Birds on Earth Day
Born Free USA, a leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, aims to foster a greater understanding and appreciation for the important role all wildlife play in maintaining ecosystem health and species diversity. Birds, in particular, are a sentinel species whose plight serves as a barometer of eco-health and as an alert system for detecting global environmental ills.
Organization Urging Lawmakers to Stop the Commercial Trade in Bear Gallbladders and Bile
Throughout the United States, American black bears are killed for their gallbladders and bile. New York is home to 6,000 to 7,000 black bears and is one of only five states that allow the free trade in bear gallbladders and bile. Born Free USA has helped draft a landmark bill introduced Monday (Assembly Bill 6291/Senate Bill 3858) that would protect bears from poaching and profiteering by prohibiting the commercial trade in bear gallbladders and bile in New York state.
Unprecedented Video and Photographs Show Brutality and Illegal Practices by U.S. Trappers, Including Images of Trapped Animals in New Mexico
Born Free USA, a leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, has released information about a groundbreaking undercover investigation (www.bornfreeusa.org/victimsofvanity) inside the world of recreational and professional wildlife trapping. This is the first known undercover investigation of trapping in the United States and includes shocking images of bobcats and mountain lions cubs caught in New Mexico traps.
Born Free USA Announces Horrific Details of Investigation, Including Unprecedented Video and Photographs Showing Brutality and Illegal Practices by Trappers in U.S.
Born Free USA, a leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, announced today the results of a groundbreaking undercover investigation inside the world of recreational and professional wildlife trapping (www.bornfreeusa.org/victimsofvanity). This is the first known undercover investigation of trapping in the United States.
Two-Time Emmy Award Winning Actress Barr Barr, Legendary Designer Emanuel to Help Judge Third Annual Competition
Independent fashion designers are invited to enter their fur free fashions in the Born Free USA fffashion Competition for a chance to win prizes, significantly boost their fashion career, be featured in a leading magazine, and help promote the ethical and environmental benefits of fur free fashion.
Wildlife Advocates Seeking Protection for African Lions Under U.S. Endangered Species Act
Today, a coalition of wildlife groups — International Fund for Animal Welfare, The Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society International, Born Free USA, the Born Free Foundation and Defenders of Wildlife — filed a petition with the Department of Interior to list African lions as endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA).
Born Free USA, a leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, says that a snake bite that sent a Fair Lawn, NJ, man to the hospital in critical condition on Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, is just one of thousands of unnecessary occurrences when wild and exotic animals interact with humans.