Bill will prohibit interstate commerce in monkeys, apes and other primates
The Humane Society of the United States, Born Free USA, the Jane Goodall Institute, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and International Fund for Animal Welfare applaud U.S. Reps Michael G. Fitzpatrick, R-Pa. and Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore. for introducing H.R. 2856, the Captive Primate Safety Act, and urge the bill's swift passage. The bill amends the Lacey Act to prohibit interstate commerce in monkeys, apes and other primates for the exotic pet trade.
Washington, D.C. -- Today, the online retailer Ethica, www.shopethica.com, dedicated to high-style ethical fashion, became a member of the International Fur Free Retailer Program, www.furfreeretailer.com. The announcement was made by Born Free USA and Carolina Cantor, Co-Founder and Fashion Director of the retail website.
WASHINGTON – A new report released today analyzes literature on the economics of trophy hunting and reveals that African countries and rural communities derive very little benefit from trophy hunting revenue. The study, authored by Economists at Large—commissioned by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), The Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society International and Born Free USA/Born Free Foundation—comes amid consideration to grant the African lion protection under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA).
International Animal Welfare and Zoo Expert Chris Draper to Speak at Chicago Zoological Society Symposium
Senior Scientific Researcher from U.K. Born Free Foundation to give insight June 5 on animal welfare and conservation objectives in zoos
Washington, D.C. -- The Chicago Zoological Society's Center for the Science of Animal Welfare will host its 2nd International Symposium on Zoo Animal Welfare on June 5 and 6, 2013 at the Brookfield Zoo. Leading welfare researchers, including the Born Free Foundation/Born Free USA's Senior Scientific Researcher Chris Draper, will discuss future directions for zoo animal welfare science. Draper, from the Born Free Foundation headquarters in the U.K., will be speaking on the topic of "Animal welfare and conservation objectives in zoos: conflicts and synergies."
Fargo, ND, native Lauren Arndt, a 23-year-old zoology major at North Dakota State University, is running the Fargo Marathon this month to raise money for Born Free USA, a leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, with whom she shares an interest to save the African lion.
In reaction to recent reports that the demand for fur in China is causing a revival of fur farms in the United States, Born Free USA wants the public to be aware of the animal welfare and environmental consequences. The leading animal welfare and wildlife conservation organization estimates that there are more than 270 fur farms in the country, with approximately 3 million mink killed every year. Wisconsin, Utah, Idaho, Minnesota and Oregon are home to the highest number of fur farms on record.
Born Free Foundation and International Marine Experts Are Outraged
Widespread opposition between the company Seaquarium Ltd. in Kenya and wildlife conservation groups and marine scientists is mounting related to a proposal to begin catching wild migrating whale sharks for public display in a marine enclosure off the southern Kenyan coast ostensibly for the purposes of “tourism and conservation.”
Born Free USA to Reimburse Family for Veterinary Bills
The family of Skeeter, a 5-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever in Millington, TN, is the latest recipient of financial support from Born Free USA, a national leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation.