Born Free USA was established in 2002 to bring our message of compassionate conservation and vision to caring people throughout the Americas. We burst onto the American animal protection scene and never looked back!
Five years later, at the end of 2007, we expanded our presence even further by merging with the California-based Animal Protection Institute.
Now, Born Free USA united with Animal Protection Institute is tackling four main campaign areas: exotic “pets”, animals in entertainment, the wildlife trade, and trapping and fur.
We fight animal exploitation in these and other vital areas with every means at our disposal; in the courts and the legislatures; with the support of thousands of dedicated grassroots activists who promote our campaigns; through all forms of media to reach the widest possible public; and as a leading player in local, state, national, and international coalitions working on behalf of animals in need everywhere.
Additionally, we operate the one-of-a-kind Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary located in Dilley, Texas, which offers more than 600 primates - many of whom were rescued from abusive situations in laboratories, roadside zoos, and private possession - life in as natural an environment as possible with minimal human interference. Adopt one of our residents!
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