Born Free USA Blog
Here at Born Free USA united with Animal Protection Institute we believe in compassionate conservation. What this means is that while we strive to protect wildlife at the species level we also believe that the well-being of individual animals also matters.
It’s too bad the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) doesn’t share our vision.
Yay! The chickens won! California is now on its way to more humane treatment of farm animals. Yes, by 2015 chickens, baby cows, and pregnant pigs will have enough room to turn around, lie down, or stretch their limbs. And as a volunteer for Yes on Prop 2, I thought I’d share how we did it.
President-elect Barack Obama has popularized the phrase “Yes We Can” throughout the 2008 election campaign. Yes we can elect an African American President of the United States of America. Yes we can have inclusive rather than divisive politics in this country. Yes we can address the staggering challenges of today with hope for tomorrow. Yes we can.
“Green” seems to be the new buzz-word in the last few years. It seems that everywhere we turn, everyone is going “green.” From recycle/freecycle, to hybrids, to wind-energy, and solar power, we are doing everything that we can do to save the environment and go “green.”
Not too long ago animal advocates celebrated as Georgio Armani claimed to have grown a conscience and a heart by swearing off fur in his fashion collection. But words are cheap. This year the Armani collection is brimming with real fur — including fur jackets for babies!
Recently, our CEO, Will Travers and I traveled to Los Angeles to take part in an intimate benefit for Born Free USA united with API.
Friends, when you enter the polls this November, remember you are voting in one of the most critical elections this nation has ever held. There is so much at stake. Please exercise your freedom, and your responsibility, and vote!
Wow. We’re going a bit kitty-crazy here at the office. And I don’t mean tigers or lions; instead, felis catus (the domesticated house cat) is causing all the stir.
About a month ago, one of my coworkers discovered a trio of gray tabby kittens in a leaf pile on the street. So, she got them safely out of the street and brought them to her office. With lots of nurturing, they’ve transformed from feral, frightened babes to purring loveable little guys who hopefully will find great homes.