Born Free USA

Rating: 4.58 stars   24 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: P O Box 22505 Sacramento CA 95822 USA

Mission: Mission is to end the suffering of wild animals in captivity, rescue individual animals in need, protect wildlife — including highly endangered species — in their natural habitats, and encourage compassionate conservation globally. .
Geographic areas served: National and International
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am also a volunteer and a donor. This is a remarkable, highly efficient, motivated, skillful advocacy group. The DC-based EVP is well-known within the field. I have neve seen so much as a dollar's worth of waste leak from this organization. The USA operation has the strong support of senior UK management.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Excellent charity working to conserve wild animals and rescue captive animals in horrible conditions. Born Free are brilliant at raising awareness for animal welfare causes and educating people about protecting species.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have been working with Born Free for a couple of years now. Their message for addressing avian welfare issues is really needed in the community and I appreciate that they approach this so professionally and thoroughly. They also make connections to the welfare for wild birds, which is an important link as health is interconnected no matter where the birds live. Furthermore they have been fantastic in supporting the people and parrots of Honduras - vitally important work for the ecological and human communities there that would not be happening without them. Thank you!

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As I have said before they are supporting a conservation project in Honduras that is bringing together an indigenous community to help them protect their parrots.

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It would be great if they were larger and had more resources to have a broader reach.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

A highly effective organization with a knowledgeable, dedicated, responsive staff. Born Free USA is among the few animal welfare organizations that is addressing the captive bird and exotic wildlife trade in a meaningful way!

The Avian Welfare Coalition is a small group, and we have been fortunate to partner with Born Free USA on several successful campaigns, including National Bird Day, a day of action and education for captive birds now in its 10th successful year. They truly understand the scope of the issues, and approach the solutions with finesse. Their guidance and support have been valuable assets to our efforts.

Denise Kelly, President & Co-Founder, The Avian Welfare Coalition

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Rating: 4 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

This review is based solely on the campaign work that the organization is doing, I don't know much about the business side of the organization. This organization's campaigns are well thought out, targeted and yet diverse. They approach issues with creativity and professionalism, backed with science and investigations. They are a small staff but turn out a huge amount of work. They fill an important niche in the wildlife conservation and animal protection movement in that they blend the two. They prove that you can be a conservationist and believe that individual animals matter. Compassion and Conservation together.

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Their recent work on trapping really stands out.

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seems they could use more campaign staff.

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