Thursday, October 18, 2012

PLEASE TAKE ACTION, PETITIONS FROM BORN FREE

Action Alerts

Act Now to Help Ban Bear, Bobcat Hounding in California!
We are asking our team members in California to write to their state senator to urge support for SB 1221, which would prohibit the "hounding" of bears and bobcats by hunters.
Cee Lo with a Pet Cockatoo? Forget You!
We encourage our team members to write to NBC executives and ask that they reconsider having Cee Lo be accompanied by a Moluccan cockatoo on "The Voice."
Congress Takes First Step to Protect Big Cats
We ask our team members to write to their U.S. representatives, urging them to co-sponsor the "Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act" (H.R. 4122).
Exotic Animals, Ohio's Citizens Need SB 310
We are encouraging our Ohio team members to write their state representatives in support of Senate Bill 310, the Dangerous Wild Animals Act.
Help Improve Enforcement of Wildlife Laws in California
We are encouraging our team members in California to ask their Assembly members to vote in support of AB 2179, which would tighten wildlife law enforcement in the state.
Help New Jersey Do Its Part for Tigers
We're asking our team members in New Jersey to encourage their state representatives to vote for Senate Bill 945/Assembly Bill 2200, a tiger protection bill.
Help Protect Connecticut Children from Traps!
We are asking our team members in Connecticut to urge the state Senate's co-chairs on the Environment Committee to schedule a hearing for HB 5324, which would help protect children from traps.
Help Stop Wildlife Crime Sprees in California
We are asking team members to urge their Assembly representative to back A.B. 1162, which would make poaching of trophy big-game species a felony punishable by up to $40,000 and/or one year imprisonment.
Help Us Ban the "Pet" Primate Trade
Introduced today, the Captive Primate Safety Act (S. 1324) would prohibit interstate commerce in monkeys, apes and other primates in the exotic "pet" trade. Please write your senator to urge co-sponsorship of the bill.
Help Us Restrict Body-Gripping Traps in Wisconsin
We encourage our team members in Wisconsin to urge the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and the Environment to pass "SB 226 Amendment 2" today.
It's New Jersey's Turn to Enact Shark Protections
We're asking our team members in New Jersey to do their part to promote Senate Bill 1922, which would ban the shark fin trade in the Garden State.
It's Time for Delaware to Help Stop Assault on Sharks
We rally support around House Bill 324, which would prohibit possession and trade of shark fins.
Let's Ban Cruel Shark Trade in New York
We are asking our team members in New York to write to their legislators to express support of a bill that would prohibit the shark fin trade in New York.
Let's Ban the Primate 'Pet' Trade!
We're encouraging our team members nationwide to ask their congressional representative to co-sponsor the Captive Primate Safety Act (H.R. 4306).
Let's Ban Trapping in National Wildlife Refuges!
H.R. 2657, the Refuge from Cruel Trapping Act, finally would end the barbaric practice of trapping on national wildlife refuge lands. Please ask your congressional representative to co-sponsor the bill.
Let's Keep Howling for Minnesota's Wolves!
For the first time in 40 years, one can purchase a chance to kill a wolf for "sport" in Minnesota. We are asking our Minnesota team members to voice opposition to this proposal.
Minnesota's Black Bears Need Your Help!
We rally support against the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' recent decision to allow the hunting of radio-collared study bears.
Nevada Trapping Cruelty Exposed
We are shocked and know you will be, too at the recent video footage of Tracy Truman, vice president of the Nevada Trappers Association, tormenting a trapped bobcat.
New Yorkers: Urge Your Representative to Co-Sponsor Exotics Bill
We are asking our team members in New York state to promote a bill that would require "owners" to pay for damages or expenses incurred when their exotic "pets" escaped or are released.
New Yorkers: Urge Your State Senator to Co-Sponsor Exotics Bill
We are asking our team members in New York state to promote a bill that would require "owners" to pay for damages or expenses incurred when their exotic "pets" escaped or are released.
One Million Kids Against the Ivory Trade
We encourage team members, and children they know, to sign our petition.
Pennsylvania 'Pet' Croc, Gator Bill Should Be Heard!
We are asking team members to urge support of ban on the private possession of crocodilians (alligators, crocodiles, caimans and gavials) in Pennsylvania by prohibiting people from purchasing, selling, trading or offering them for sale.
Please Tell Your Senators to Reject S. 3525
We're encouraging our team members nationwide to write their congressional representatives to state their opposition to Senate Bill 3525, the "Sportsmen's Heritage Act of 2012."
Please Urge Gov. Brown to Sign Our Trapping Bill
We ask our California team members to urge Gov. Brown to sign this much-needed, life-saving trapping-oversight bill.
Stop Selling Fur, Barneys!
We encourage our team members to sign a petition asking upscale retailer Barneys New York to stop selling fur products.
Stop the Bird-Slaughter Bill!
We're asking our team members to make their voices heard in opposition to H.R. 3074, "the Cormorant Management and Natural Resources Act."
Stop the Trapping of Wolves in Montana!
We encourage our team members in Montana to express opposition to a proposed wolf hunting season, which also would allow trapping.
Tell The Mirage to Shut Its Dolphin Death Pool
We're asking our team members to let top officials at MGM Resorts know that we oppose the dolphin exhibit that's part of Mirage Hotel's Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat in Las Vegas.
Tell Your Representative To Vote 'No' on H.R. 4089
We're encouraging our team members nationwide to write their congressional representatives to state their opposition to House Resolution 4089, the "Sportsmen's Heritage Act of 2012."
This Tragedy Shouldn't Have Happened!
In light of the Oct. 18 and 19 massacre of escaped exotic animals from a man's backyard, we're asking our Ohio team members to urge Ohio Governor John Kasich to adopt a permanent ban on exotic pets.
Try, Try Again for Primates in Arkansas
We're asking our Arkansas team members to thank state Sen. Percy Malone for introducing Senate Bill 901 to ban possession of non-human primates as "pets," and vow to help him with a similar effort next year.
Yellowstone, Where the Buffalo Should Roam
We're asking Daniel Wenk, superintendent of Yellowstone National Park, to do all he can to protect the region's bison population from continued slaughter.
A Step Toward Reform after Zanesville Massacre
In light of the Oct. 18 and 19 massacre of escaped exotic animals from a man's backyard, an Ohio legislator proposes a ban on exotic animal possession. We ask our team members to applaud her effort.
Ban Fur Farms in Idaho!
We encourage our team members in Idaho to write their governor and legislators to crack down on the state's fur farms.
Ban Fur Farms in Illinois!
We encourage our team members in Illinois to write their governor and legislators to crack down on the state's fur farms.
Ban Fur Farms in Iowa!
We encourage our team members in Iowa to write their governor and legislators to crack down on the state's fur farms.
Ban Fur Farms in Michigan!
We encourage our team members in Michigan to write their governor and legislators to crack down on the state's fur farms.
Ban Fur Farms in Minnesota!
We encourage our team members in Minnesota to write their governor and legislators to crack down on the state's fur farms.
Ban Fur Farms in Montana!
We encourage our team members in Montana to write their governor and legislators to crack down on the state's fur farms.
Ban Fur Farms in Ohio!
We encourage our team members in Ohio to write their governor and legislators to crack down on the state's fur farms.
Ban Fur Farms in Oregon!
We encourage our team members in Oregon to write their governor and legislators to crack down on the state's fur farms.
Ban Fur Farms in Pennsylvania!
We encourage our team members in Pennsylvania to write their governor and legislators to crack down on the state's fur farms.
Ban Fur Farms in Utah!
We encourage our team members in Utah to write their governor and legislators to crack down on the state's fur farms.
Ban Fur Farms in Washington!
We encourage our team members in Washington to write their governor and legislators to crack down on the state's fur farms.
Ban Fur Farms in Wisconsin!
We encourage our team members in Wisconsin to write their governor and legislators to crack down on the state's fur farms.
Be a Voice for Animals in Circuses in Your Community
Ever wish there was something more you could do to make a difference for animals in the circus and help end the suffering they are forced to endure?
Congratulations, Will Travers OBE!
We encourage our team members to send Will a congratulatory note for his having been honored by Queen Elizabeth II.
Do You Know Where Your Entertainment Dollars Go?
Feld Entertainment owns Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Anyone who attends any of Feld's "family" of other shows indirectly supports Ringling's mistreatment of animals ... because the profits end up in the same place.
Help Protect Bears from Poachers in Vermont!
We are encouraging our team members in Vermont to ask their legislators to support House Bill 528, which would place much-needed restrictions on the bear gallbladder trade.
Help Us Hold Zoos Accountable
With our Zoo Check Campaign, you can help us track abuses and substandard conditions suffered by animals in zoos, aquariums, circuses, or other places that exhibits animals.
Make Your Community Coyote-Friendly
Born Free USA can help you make your city coyote-friendly too, and urges you to find out more about the resources available to you to take proactive steps for coyotes in your area.
Pennsylvania's No Place for 'Pet' Crocs and Gators!
We are asking team members to urge support of ban on the private possession of crocodilians (alligators, crocodiles, caimans and gavials) in Pennsylvania by prohibiting people from purchasing, selling, trading or offering them for sale.
Tennessee Primate Bill Deserves Senate Panel Hearing
We ask our team members to urge a hearing be held for HB 3487/SB 3692, which would prohibit any person to possess, sell, transfer or breed a primate after July 1, 2012.
Thank You, State Rep. Chivukula!
We are encouraging our team members in New Jersey to thank Assemblymember Upendra J. Chivukula (D-District 17) for introducing the tiger protection bill to the legislative body.
Born Free USA's Elephant Pledge
Signers make promises not to see elephants in entertainment.
Don't Let Sea World Keep its Dirty Secrets
We encourage people to write to U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis to keep open a hearing OSHA has launched against Sea World and the death of a trainer last year in Florida.
Illinois Has a Role to Play in Shark Protection!
We urge our team members in Illinois to tell their state senators to support House Bill 4119, which would rohibit a person from possessing, selling, trading or distributing shark fins.
West Virginia Still Lags on Exotic Animals
We are asking our team members in West Virginia to thank state Senate President Jeffrey V. Kessler for his having introduced a bill to restrict private possession of exotic animals, and urge him to try again.