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For media information or interview opportunities regarding the Animal Welfare Institute, please contact:

Amey Owen
Public Relations Coordinator
Animal Welfare Institute
Tel: 202-446-2128
Email: amey@awionline.org

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) announced today the publication of A Dangerous Life, their graphic novel on the global ivory trade and its deadly toll on elephants, in Chinese. The translation follows China’s recent move to close a third of its ivory carving factories and retailers. China is currently the world’s largest ivory market, and this closure represents a major step toward the country’s pledged shutdown of its domestic ivory trade by the end of 2017.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) today criticized guidelines proposed by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) that permit the use of inhumane killing methods, including the use of water-based foam, ventilation shutdown, and live burial, for farm animals.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) released today a new report, “Humane Slaughter Update: Federal and State Oversight of the Welfare of Farm Animals at Slaughter.” Key findings of the report—which examines Humane Methods of Slaughter Act enforcement by federal and state departments of agriculture—include the following:

Monday, April 3, 2017

A coalition of international whale protection organizations today strongly condemned the start of Norway’s 2017 whaling season, which began on April 1.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Conservation organizations announced a boycott of all shrimp caught in Mexico to pressure Mexican officials to save the endangered vaquita, the world’s smallest porpoise, from imminent extinction. For more information on the campaign, visit BoycottMexicanShrimp.com.