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VICTORY! Lion Meat off the Menu in Wichita

Last week when we learned a restaurant in Wichita, KS, was planning to serve lion meat, we asked you to express spirited opposition. The resulting barrage of e-mails, calls and media interviews were persuasive enough to chef Jason Febres that two days before the $160-per-plate meal (which he had absurdly dubbed "the ultimate dining experience") he removed African lions from the menu. A big thanks to all those of you who gave Febres a piece of your compassionate mind! We hope this incident will help raise awareness about the special challenges lions face in their struggle to remain a viable presence in the wild.

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UPDATE: See More Monkeys Arrive in Texas!

Another week brought another delivery of monkeys to the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary from the bankrupt Wild Animal Orphanage in nearby San Antonio. Two deliveries, in fact, of 29 hybrid macaques. Watch an immensely entertaining three-minute video of their homecoming with fun-filled footage of their settling in! Now nearly 50 of the more than 100 WAO macaques (and one baboon) for whom we proudly are assuming lifetime care have arrived safely at our sanctuary. Stay up-to-the-minute on our Facebook page and see more pictures of this and our other rescues in our online photo gallery.

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WINNER! Sudbury Store Tops in Compassion

You voted and the results are in! Especially for Pets in Sudbury, MA, is this year's winner of our Compassionate Pet Supply Store of the Year Award! For the second year in a row we asked Born Free USA supporters to tell us about their favorite pet store that does not sell live animals, and from the dozens of nominations we received, six were chosen to compete in our online vote last month. Congratulations to Especially for Pets, which will receive a certificate of recognition, an announcement in local media, and a free advertisement on our Pet Supply Locator.

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SHOP: Go Back to School 'with' Born Free USA!

Send your kids off to school in compassionate style by outfitting them in Born Free USA's new organic cotton T-shirts. Your purchase — for your child, or for you! — goes toward our multifaceted work on behalf of animals, in the wild and otherwise. By wearing this shirt in public, children and adults are bound to engage others in conversation about Born Free USA and soon those people, too, will adopt our mantra: "Keep Wildlife in the Wild®."

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