I am a member of the Born Free Activate Team and every two-months I recieve details on a new challenge and send letters by e-mail or sometimes by post to relevant decision-makers such as Prime Ministers ect. It is very rewarding and we have had lots of sucesses include stopping the export of wild-caught elephants from Borneo to Japan; stopping the use of live lion cubs in Disneyland Paris parades and stopping the use of lion and tiger cubs for tourist photos in a Spanish theme park.
They are looking for new people to join all the time. It is FREE and simply involves e-mailing the person in charge who will send you a starter pack over the internet or through the post with everything you need for your first letter-writing tasks. Go here for more details and I want to hear that as many of you as possible have joined: http://www.bornfree.org.uk/get-involved/activate/
When you join you will recieve a Green Star from myself and if you do write any letters please post them here as well so I can read them too.
Here is an example of one of my letters:
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Has anybody joined yet? I have lots of stars ready to give away!!
I don't have money to help out, but want to. I sign petitions and that is the most I can do for right now. I am waiting to join. Sorry Beth.
Beth, I gave to Best friends. I don't have extra money that's why I sign petitions like Ruth. Sorry Beth, I would if I could.
Sorry if I did not make it clear but Activate is completely and utterly free of charge which is why I suggested it as a challenge. I would not have suggested it if you had to pay of it as I understand people have struggles with money.
sorry beth my mistake.
Sorry too Beth. Please forgive me
I just activated. Waiting for email now. Thanks Beth.
Thats okay. Mistakes happen. Ruth!!! Thank you so much and please let me know what happens. GREEN STAR FOR YOU!! Sandi are you going to join?
Thanks for green star Beth. I'll update you on the progress of activation.
Thank you xx Is anybody else going to join??
Any news Ruth?
I am still waiting for the email.
I wonder why it is taking so long?