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For Immediate Release: 08/27/12

Winners of Fourth Annual Fur Free Fashion (fffashion) Competition Announced by Born Free USA and Celebrity Judges

Born Free USA’s fourth annual fffashion (Fur Free Fashion) 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 today by Adam Roberts, executive vice president of Born Free USA, after a celebrity judging panel made its final decisions.

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For Immediate Release: 08/01/12

Born Free USA and Living Green Magazine Partner to Raise Awareness to Keep Wildlife in the Wild

Born Free USA has teamed up with Living Green Magazine to share some of the organization’s online content and information, and partner in a giveaway beginning today, for a chance to win a free iPod and a copy of the Academy Award-winning film “Born Free.” The promotion is part of a collaborative effort to meet both organizations’ missions to increase awareness of captive wildlife and keep wildlife in the wild.

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For Immediate Release: 07/23/12

Born Free USA Begins Mass Transfer of Macaques from Bankrupt Sanctuary

The happy ending of a two-year saga for 106 macaques and one baboon is finally here. On Wednesday (July 25) the first group of these animals — 10 stump-tailed macaques — are scheduled to be transported from their former home at the now-closed Wild Animal Orphanage (WAO) in San Antonio to their new home at the 186-acre Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary, about an hour away.

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For Immediate Release: 07/13/12

Born Free USA Says Las Vegas Chimp Escape Adds to Growing Epidemic of Preventable Wild Animal Incidences Impacting Animal Welfare and Public Safety

The escape of two chimpanzees from a Las Vegas area backyard Thursday should serve as an eye-opening reminder to the public that wildlife belong in the wild, says Born Free USA.

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For Immediate Release: 07/03/12

Avoid Encounters of the Wild Kind This Summer

Learning how to respect and respond to wildlife while camping, picnicking and hiking can mean the difference between co-existing peacefully and being in serious danger.

Born Free USA, a leading animal welfare and wildlife conservation organization, reports that there is an increase in wildlife encounters this time of year because families are enjoying activities that take place in the home of these animals.

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For Immediate Release: 06/27/12

Gabon's Ivory Will Go Up in Smoke

Born Free Says Illegal Trading In Elephant Ivory Will No Longer Be Tolerated

In a dramatic statement of principle, the Central African nation of Gabon today will burn its 4.8-ton elephant ivory stockpile — a move which has been widely applauded by the international conservation community.

The Born Free Foundation believes this landmark gesture by Gabon sends a clear and unambiguous message to the criminal networks involved in international wildlife crime: that illegal trading in elephant ivory will no longer be tolerated.

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For Immediate Release: 06/21/12

The Humane Society of the United States and Born Free USA Applaud the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee for Advancing the Captive Primate Safety Act

The Humane Society of the United States and Born Free USA applaud the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee for approving the Captive Primate Safety Act, and urge its passage in the Senate. The Captive Primate Safety Act, S. 1324, amends the Lacey Act to prohibit interstate commerce in monkeys, apes and other nonhuman primates for the exotic pet trade.

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For Immediate Release: 06/21/12

Born Free USA and ASPCA Urge NY Governor To Sign Exotic Animal Bill

Born Free USA and the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), two leaders in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, today commended New York State legislators for passing a bill to enact stricter regulations on exotic animal ownership and urged Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign the legislation into law.

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