Born Free USA Blog
In mid-December, authorities in Texas staged a mass seizure of thousands of exotic animals crammed into unimaginable living conditions at U.S. Global Exotics in Arlington, a suburb of Fort Worth. U.S. Global Exotics is a major importer of exotic reptiles and mammals for the pet trade, supplying pet shops around the globe, including U.S. pet shop chains Petland, Petco, and PETsMART.
An African immigrant residing in New York was sentenced recently to probation for smuggling monkey meat into the U.S. back in 2006 — quite a relaxed punishment and undermining message to send the public for such an abominable crime.
How excited am I about the upcoming art show “A Cry for Help” featuring more than 100 artists’ works inspired plight of animals?
Last week a lioness and 8 tigers died while traveling through Siberia in a Russian traveling circus ironically called “Dream.”
If all you animal-friendly fashionistas out there thought finding stylish non-leather shoes was hard, just imagine what happens when you add “sustainable” to your shoe criteria list.
While preserving the planet requires that we all consume less overall (i.e., limit the amount of “stuff” we buy), even the most frugal consumers will make some purchases this holiday season and beyond.
It’s fur trapping season in the U.S. again, and as always it comes with many non-target animals getting caught in traps.
It was around October 22nd that an Ontario hog farmer by the name of Wayne Bartels gained his fifteen minutes of fame the hard way. He was broke, as is true of many people with the recession. Bartels owed $11,000 in unpaid bills to Haldimand County Hydro. The company cut off the electricity to his farm. The 4,500 pigs on his farm faced unpleasant death from overheating once he ran out of fuel for the two diesel generators that powered the ventilation system essential to the animals’ survival.