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'Sportmen's Act' Could Be Voted On This Week

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ACT: Tell Senators Today You Oppose S. 3525

We've received word that the Senate could vote on the reprehensible "Sportsmen's Act of 2012" (S. 3525) this week. The bill absurdly grants trophy hunters the right to import the mounted heads and other pieces of polar bears they shot dead in the Arctic North. In April, we urged you to voice opposition to similar legislation in the House of Representatives. Today we implore you do so the same with S. 3525. We must do all we can to defeat this bill, which sets a dangerous precedent regarding the trophy hunting of imperiled species. Please write to your two U.S. senators today.

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NICE! Agency Tips Its Hat Toward Our Sanctuary

Our executive vice president, Adam Roberts, last week was invited to the U.S. Department of Agriculture headquarters for a ceremony that was linked, in part, to our Primate Sanctuary's ongoing rescue of more than 100 monkeys from the Wild Animal Orphanage! Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (pictured) presided over the event, which honored his department's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service for its animal rescue team. Roberts serves as board president for the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, which plays an integral part in the animal placement process and which has accredited the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary. (Click on Vilsack's picture for a full view, which includes Roberts in the back row, left.)

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STAY POSTED: Sign Up To Get Born Free's Blogs

If you haven't done so already, please sign up to receive our regular blogs. Through the off-the-cuff (but deeply rooted in expertise) jottings of Chief Executive Officer Will Travers, Primate Sanctuary Director Tim Ajax and Senior Program Associate Barry Kent MacKay, you can find out how we feel about what's going on globally with animal protection, at the sanctuary in Texas, and in Canada. You'll be glad you did. In addition to our blogs, we also offer RSS feeds to our Action Alerts, Articles and Facts Sheets, Legislation, News From and About Us, and Press Releases.

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SHOP: Ease Holiday Stress and Help Animals, Too

As summer comes to a close, temperatures mercifully cool off, and kids (well, mercifully) have gone back to school, now would be a great time to lessen future stress by getting some shopping done! Take a look at our merchandise pages and see if you can't get a jump-start on your winter holiday shopping. Make purchases now, online, for friends, family and co-workers, and have a stress-free December! Remember, proceeds from all sales go directly to our multifaceted efforts to help wildlife and other animals.

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