Born Free USA Tracks Such Confrontations on Exotic Animal Incidents Database
Born Free USA, a nationally recognized leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, says the 300-pound chimpanzee who escaped from his owner yesterday and ran rampant through a Kansas City neighborhood, pounding on a police car and frightening residents, is one of more than a thousand incidents involving a wild animal putting the public in danger. Just two months ago, a “pet” bear attacked and killed his owner in Ohio, and last month a lion attacked his trainer in Las Vegas.
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Online Tool’s Designed To Be First Official Source to Track Incidents of Nontarget Animals Injured or Killed by Traps
Born Free USA, the nationally recognized leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, has launched an interactive database that tracks incidents of cats, dogs and other nontarget victims who are injured or killed as a result of getting caught in traps set for wild animals. Born Free USA reports that for every target animal trapped, an estimated two nontarget animals are captured, and there is no existing official tracking system for these horrendous occurrences.
Born Free USA Offers Simple Reminders To Humanely Keep Bats, Raccoons and Others From Becoming a Problem for Homeowners
"Nuisance" wildlife control, in which people hire wildlife control operators to trap and kill animals in an attempt to mitigate conflicts, continues to be a growing and largely unregulated industry with little accountability or basic humane animal care and treatment standards.
Born Free USA, the nationally recognized leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, has launched an unprecedented interactive database of deadly and dangerous captive wild animal incidents designed as a resource for the media, lawmakers, activists and the public, to help shed light on the magnitude of the issue.
International fashion designer and retailer Adolfo Dominguez has reached out to Born Free USA to promote to U.S. consumers its commitment to fur-free fashion.
Born Free USA, the nationally recognized leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, says the lion attack on its trainer at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas is just one of thousands of incidents involving a wild animal attack on a human, including the fatal bear attack last month in Ohio.
In August, the Last Great Ape Organization found itself in the worst cash-flow crisis it had experienced for years. It appealed to Born Free USA for financial support to save it from a total standstill.