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For Immediate Release: 11/22/10

Arizona Needs To Ban This Type of ‘Pet’

Born Free USA Says Monkey Killing Should Spur State To Prohibit Non-Human Primates as Pets

Following the killing of a pet monkey who bit his owner while en route to be euthanized in Phoenix last week, Born Free USA, a nationally recognized leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, is calling upon Arizona legislators to ban the keeping of non-human primates as pets in Arizona.

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For Immediate Release: 11/22/10

New York Should Revise Rabies Testing Laws

Born Free USA Says Monkey Attack Adds to Growing List of Wild Animal Incidences and Signals That More-Humane Regulations Are Needed

Following the killing of a pet monkey named Jada who escaped from her owner and bit a woman in Oneida Castle, N.Y., last week, Born Free USA — a nationally recognized leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation — is asking state legislators to revisit rabies testing requirements. Current New York law required that Jada be killed by officials in order to confirm the absence of rabies via brain tissue sampling.

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For Immediate Release: 11/15/10

The Grades Are In

Born Free USA Grades 50 States on Animal Trapping Regulations Having Greatest Impact on Animal Welfare, Wildlife Conservation, Public Safety

Born Free USA’s unprecedented “State Trapping Report Card” gives an academic letter grade to every U.S. state based on its animal trapping regulations that have the greatest impact on animal welfare, wildlife conservation and public safety.

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For Immediate Release: 10/20/10

Escaped Chimp in K.C. Adds to Growing List of Wild-Animal Incidents

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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For Immediate Release: 10/12/10

Supporting Animal Protection Has Never Been Easier

Vote for Born Free USA at The Body Shop Through Nov. 1

Through the month of October, your walking into a Body Shop boutique or visiting The Body Shop on Facebook can make a difference for wildlife.

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For Immediate Release: 09/30/10

Born Free USA Launches Trapping Database

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.

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For Immediate Release: 09/27/10

Easy Prevention of Conflicts with Wildlife This Fall

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.

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For Immediate Release: 09/20/10

Easy-To-Use Database Tracks Exotic Animal Incidents

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.

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