Animal protectionists award and reward sardine-boat owners for respecting nesting birds others love to scapegoat
MONTEREY, CA — Monterey fishing boat owner Andy Siino will be presented with a “Cormorant Compassion Award” and a check for $1,000.00 from Cormorant Defenders International (CDI), a collective of animal protection and environmental groups representing 15 million people in the U.S. and Canada. CDI is dedicated to promoting the appreciation and protection of cormorants and other colonial-nesting waterbirds.
With repeated incidents in 2008, Born Free USA calls on Florida legislature to act before another tragedy befalls the state
Palm Springs, FL — Born Free USA united with Animal Protection Institute (Born Free USA), a national leader in wildlife conservation and animal advocacy, is calling on the Florida legislature to strengthen its laws on the keeping of exotic animals in private hands to include cougars and other dangerous wild animals after Saturday’s mauling of a South Florida teen by a cougar.
Mexico City — In yet another shocking incident that underscores the serious danger inherent in keeping wild animals captive, a tiger at Bio Parque Estrella outside Mexico City escaped an unlocked cage, killed a keeper, and then was killed after being recaptured.
Washington, DC — After more than eight years of legal wrangling, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus and its parent company, Feld Entertainment, will finally stand trial to face charges that the circus abuses its Asian elephants in violation of the federal Endangered Species Act.
State-Sponsored Wolf Hunting and Trapping Programs Blocked in Great Lakes Region
Washington, DC — In a victory for the gray wolf, a federal court today overturned the federal government’s controversial decision to strip wolves of all protection under the federal Endangered Species Act and turn management over to the states of Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin. The ruling comes in response to a lawsuit filed by The Humane Society of the United States, Help Our Wolves Live, Born Free USA, and Friends of Animals and Their Environment.
Mexico City — In a shocking incident that underscores the serious danger inherent in wild animal circuses, Indra, an elephant with “Circo Union” circus, escaped onto a highway and was struck and killed by a bus earlier this week. The bus driver also perished and a number of passengers were reported injured.
Sacramento group faces off with circus in Federal court on Oct. 20
Stockton, CA — As Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus prepares to open in Stockton, Born Free USA united with Animal Protection Institute (Born Free USA) embarks on a landmark legal showdown against the circus giant, which stands accused of abusing endangered Asian elephants in violation of Federal law. The group, along with local volunteers, will also be protesting outside the Stockton arena on the circus’s opening night, September 18.
Sacramento group faces off with circus in Federal court on October 20
Sacramento, CA — As Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus prepares to open in Sacramento, Born Free USA united with Animal Protection Institute (Born Free USA) embarks on a landmark legal showdown against the circus giant, which stands accused of abusing endangered Asian elephants in violation of Federal law.