PRESS RELEASES 

Please find below a selection of our latest press releases. 

FOR MEDIA ENQUIRIES RELATING TO LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS ONLY, PLEASE CONTACT:

Victoria Lockwood, PR Officer

T: 01403 246903  E: victoria@bornfree.org.uk 

FOR ALL OTHER NEWS AND MEDIA ENQUIRIES, PLEASE CONTACT OUR PR AGENCY:

Gemma Hook

T: 01403 783400 / M: 07920 820 018 / E: gemma.hook@pmwcom.co.uk

 

YOUNG RUNNER PUTS HER BEST FOOT FORWARD FOR BORN FREE CHARITY CHALLENGE

Date: 23rd August 2018

Six-year-old charity champion Thea Caine from Burnopfield is warming-up for her biggest challenge to date - running
the Simplyhealth Mini Great North Run in Newcastle city centre on Saturday 8th September.

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BORN FREE ACTRESS VIRGINIA MCKENNA TO ATTEND BURTON ON TRENT CHARITY BALL

Date: 23rd August 2018

Legendary Born Free actress and wildlife campaigner Virginia McKenna OBE will be guest of honour at a special
charity ball at Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium, on Saturday 24th November.

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BORN FREE-BACKED VACCINATION CAMPAIGN PREVENTS EXTINCTION FOR ENDANGERED ETHIOPIAN WOLVES

Date: 22nd August 2018

Born Free is delighted to announce that, following a decade of intensive research, field trials and awareness work, the first-ever oral vaccination campaign was implemented in the Bale mountains to pre-empt outbreaks of rabies amongst the world’s most endangered canids - the Ethiopian wolves.

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AN ELEPHANT IS KILLED EVERY 25 MINUTES

Date: 12th August 2018

Born Free launches Elephants in Crisis appeal on behalf of an iconic species that could disappear from much of Africa in our lifetime.

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HEAD OVER HEELS FOR BIG CATS

Date: 8th August 2018

Trek for Big Cats’ new lion mascot spotted in the Scottish countryside as the team prepare for their epic challenge in
aid of Born Free!

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HOUSE OF HORRORS: BORN FREE'S REACTION TO TIGER BUTCHERY AND TRAFFICKING IN CZECH REPUBLIC

Date: 25th July 2018

It’s hard to imagine the shock of walking from room to room of a decrepit building, coming across the sight and smell of the grisly remains of countless wild animals. This is what law enforcement officials in the Czech Republic experienced last week, during one of 10 raids conducted in and around Prague.

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BORN FREE SUPPORTERS CHOOSE THEIR 'TOP CAT'

Date: 12th July 2018

Charlie wins Born Free's Big Cat Nap 2018.

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LION CUB KING STARTS NEW LIFE IN AFRICA

Date: 7th July 2018

Born Free is delighted to announce that King – a tiny cub with a mighty name – is starting a new life in his ancestral home of Africa.

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RATIONALE FOR PLANNED CULL OF THOUSANDS OF HIPPOS IN ZAMBIA FLAWED?

Date: 8th June 2018

Born Free says Zambian Government’s own research shows that previous hippo culls in Luangwa have not
controlled numbers.

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BORN FREE PLEADS WITH ZAMBIAN PRESIDENT TO SPARE THE LIVES OF 2,000 WILD HIPPO

Date: 25th May 2018

In a shocking and secretive move, Zambian authorities have overturned their 2016 decision to suspend the brutal culling of up to 2,000 hippos in the world-famous Luangwa Valley over the next five years.

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FORGET THE NEIGHBOUR'S DOGS AND CATS, ARE YOU LIVING NEXT DOOR TO A DANGEROUS WILD ANIMAL?

Date: 25th May 2018

From deadly snakes and crocodiles, to lions, leopards, bears and even an elephant - Born Free reveals
that nearly 5,000 dangerous wild animals are being privately kept right here in the UK.

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JOIN LEGENDARY BORN FREE ACTRESS VIRGINIA MCKENNA FOR AN EVENING OF CLASSICAL MUSIC AND CONSERVATION WITH INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED PIANIST PANOS KARAN

Date: 18th May 2018

Tickets available for this exclusive charity event.

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BORN FREE LAUNCHES APPEAL TO REHOME KING THE LION CUB TO SOUTH AFRICAN SANCTUARY

Date: 9th April 2018

King was kept illegally as an exotic pet in a Paris apartment.

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NEW REPORT HIGHLIGHTS SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT'S ROLE IN THE BLOODY, COMMERCIAL LION BODY PART TRADE

Date: 19th March 2018

Report provides shocking insights into the development of South Africa’s controversial captive lion
breeding industry.

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