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VICTORY! Utah Rejects Cruel Plan to Loosen Trap-Check Laws

Due in part to the actions taken by our Action Alert members in Utah, the Beehive State’s wildlife board last month rejected a proposal to let coyote traps be checked only once a week, as opposed to the current law of once every two days.  We asked our team members to write to the board in protest of the cruel plan, and our efforts paid off!  The board received an overwhelming response from animal advocates condemning the proposal as unethical and inhumane.  Animals caught in traps for several days may starve, dehydrate, be attacked by other animals, or mangle their mouths and limbs in futile efforts to free themselves. Any animal, including non-targeted ones such as pets and endangered species, would have little chance of surviving seven days — or if they did, most would be beyond rehabilitating. To our Utah members, hats off to you for a job well done! 

fffASHION! Wear Your Ethics on Your Sleeve — That You Design!

Fur isn’t fashionable — not now, not ever again. We know you agree. And if you’re a design student or independent designer, you have an excellent chance to spread the good word by entering our third annual fffashion: Fur Free Fashion Design Competition.  You could win one of three cash prizes and a chance for your design to be featured in E Magazine, the nation's leading environmental news magazine. Entries will be judged by a panel of celebrities, including Rachelle Carson-Begley of “Living with Ed” and Kristin Bauer of “True Blood.” Put your compassionate eco-savvy talent to the test by filling out an entry form and submitting a photo of one of your fully constructed fur free fashions. Deadline is April 15, 2011. And remember, compassion is always in fashion!   

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SHOP: ‘Elsa’s Legacy: The Born Free Story’ Educates, Inspires

Forty-five years ago, Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers starred in “Born Free,” a heart-warming movie based on the book by Joy Adamson about how she and her husband “adopted” a baby lioness named Elsa. The story behind the book, the movie and the subsequent evolution of animal protection and conservation movements are thoughtfully explored in “Elsa’s Legacy: The Born Free Story.” Watch this PBS “Nature” documentary — which premiered last Sunday and is now online — and you will learn about the roots of Born Free USA and better understand our unwavering and untiring efforts to Keep Wildlife in the Wild.® Purchase a copy of the DVD of the show, have a house party, and share it with your friends, family, and coworkers — a great way to help raise money for Born Free USA’s work. Make “Elsa’s Legacy: The Born Free Story” part of your compassionate collection; it also makes a great gift for your compassionate friends!  

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