Located in Dilley, Texas, the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary is home to more than 500 primates, many of whom were rescued from abusive situations in laboratories, roadside zoos, and private possession. The Sanctuary offers life in as natural an environment as possible with minimal human interference, allowing monkeys to live as free as they can be.
In early 2011 Born Free USA and Respect for Animals conducted a landmark investigation inside the world of fur trapping. We uncovered for the first time in more than a decade the shocking cruelty and brutality involved in the trapping of wild animals for the fur trade. More at www.bornfreeusa.org/victimsofvanity
Find out how many attacks happen in your state, look up a captive-animal facility near you or search by state or species with Born Free USA's Exotic Animal Incident database: http://www.bornfreeusa.org/database/exo_incidents.php. Then help us work to end the use of captive animals in entertainment or as "pets" so no one else gets hurt or worse. WARNING: Some disturbing footage.
A personal message from Will Travers, CEO Born Free USA and Born Free Foundation.
This lion (Christian) used to live in my garden.
He was bought from Harrods pet store in London and came, via a furniture shop and my garden, to live in Africa (Kora in Kenya), where he was returned to the wild by the world-famous George Adamson.
My late Dad (Bill) filmed this great adventure.
The film is extraordinary and exemplifies the spirit that underpins Born Free. Every individual matters. Even way back in the 1970's, this was our way of giving Christian a shot at freedom.
This is part of the Born Free legacy. If it wasn't for Born Free, the film, my Dad and Mum (Virginia McKenna) would never have met. Ace and John (the two young men in the clip) would never have brought Christian from London to my garden. My dad, Bill, would never have negotiated with the Kenyan government for Christian's return to Africa. We would never have had this memorable and inspiring story - and Christian would never have had his freedom.
Today, Born Free USA and the Born Free Foundation carry on the spirit of Born Free - helping wild animals in need, fighting injustice, cruelty and neglect and working to change animals' lives for good.
Support Born Free USA and you can become part of the Born Free family. Find out more at http://www.youtube.com/bornfreeusa or http://www.bornfreeusa.org/
Thank you. Do share this story and film clip with your friends.
Dogs, cats, endangered species and even humans can be caught in traps. Following are just a few of the stories that make it to video. Born Free USA keeps an interactive database that details just a tiny fraction of such tragedies -- and we encourage anyone who knows the specifics of any non-target trapping incidents to fill in a trapping incident report so we can add it to the database to show legislators and others what a problem this truly is. More info at: http://www.bornfreeusa.org/database/trapping_incidents.php
Born of the classic wildlife film "Born Free" and united with the Animal Protection Institute in 2007, our work focuses on animals used in entertainment, captive exotic animals, trapping & fur, and the international wildlife trade. We also provide a safe haven for over 500 rescued monkeys at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary.
We work to keep wildlife in the wild! Won't you join us? www.bornfreeusa.org
Born of the classic wildlife film "Born Free" and united with the Animal Protection Institute in 2007, our work focuses on animals used in entertainment, captive exotic animals, trapping & fur, and the international wildlife trade. We also provide...