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For Immediate Release: 10/11/11

Story of Elsa the Lioness Wins at Jackson Hole Film Festival

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.

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For Immediate Release: 10/04/11

Pennsylvania Game Commission Ignores Urgent Call from Born Free USA for Action to Protect Wildlife

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.

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For Immediate Release: 09/28/11

Baboon Update

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.

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For Immediate Release: 09/13/11

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.

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For Immediate Release: 09/07/11

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.

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For Immediate Release: 09/01/11

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

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For Immediate Release: 08/29/11

Fishy Export Hides Bloody Secret

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.

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For Immediate Release: 07/27/11

Congresswoman Takes Action to End use of Body-Gripping Traps in National Wildlife Refuge System

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.

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