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You Can Take the Monkey Out of the Wild, But You Can't Take the Wild Out of the Monkey

Will Travers | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green
Will Travers

Today I received a message from Tim Ajax, the Director of our Primate Sanctuary in Dilley Texas. Tim oversees the over 600 primates residing at the 1...

Real Conservation or Just Rhino Slaughter for Sport?

Will Travers | Posted 03.20.2014 | Green
Will Travers

Fewer than 5,000 black rhinos remain in the wild. They need our urgent aid: not a hunter's bullet. This is not real conservation; this is rhino slaughter for sport.

Wild Birds Should Fly Free: National Bird Day Puts Our Winged Friends on Center Stage

Will Travers | Posted 02.24.2014 | Green
Will Travers

Overproduction and promotion of parrots and other exotic birds has resulted in an influx of unwanted, abused, and abandoned birds in shelters and rescue facilities across the U.S.

Pet Snakes Are Constricting Our Public Safety

Will Travers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Will Travers

In the summer of 2013 alone, deadly pet snakes were on the loose in Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, Oregon, and Wisconsin after escaping from their owners. The statistics speak for themselves. When will the public listen?

Safe Trails for All

Will Travers | Posted 01.13.2013 | Green
Will Travers

Today, an increasing number of states are implementing regulations reduce the risks of indiscriminate body-gripping traps, we hope this trend continues.

Ohio Doing Right by Animals

Will Travers | Posted 08.06.2012 | Green
Will Travers

No one should be allowed ever to "own" a wild animal. Wildlife belong in the wild and no one should ever put the animals or the public at risk by trying to confine them in a zoo, circus, backyard or home.

Canary in a Coal Mine? A Day to Save the Birds....

Will Travers | Posted 03.04.2012 | Green
Will Travers

Let us take one day out of the year -- January 5 -- to consider the birds in our backyards and their cousins flying free from Anguilla (whose national bird, by the way, is the Turtle Dove) to Zimbabwe (whose national bird is the African Fish Eagle).

Primates as "Pets"? Not on Your Life

Will Travers | Posted 09.18.2011 | Green
Will Travers

Non-human primates are celebrated as our closest living relatives, but they are still wild animals. Whether acting out of instinct or intent, "pet" primates are capable of wreaking havoc on humans who pay the tragic price when things, inevitably, go wrong.

A Week to Remember: Keep Wildlife in the Wild®

Will Travers | Posted 08.20.2011 | Green
Will Travers

There may come a day when some of our most iconic species, including tigers, grizzly bears, and humpback whales, will be gone. Our children and grandchildren will learn about them in the past tense, just as we have heard about dodos, mammoths and dinosaurs.

Barbaric Trapping: Not Ready for Prime Time?

Will Travers | Posted 06.14.2011 | Green
Will Travers

Kudos to Jane Velez-Mitchell at CNN Headline News for giving prominent national air time to Born Free USA's recent trapping investigation, Victims of ...

The "Wisdom" of Bob Parsons

Will Travers | Posted 06.07.2011 | Green
Will Travers

Bob Parsons: business guru or Neanderthal? It's a question that's divided the country for the past few days ever since Bob's personal 'poverty-reduction mission' to Zimbabwe (which involved shooting an elephant) hit the headlines.