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

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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.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) revealed today that the US Department of Agriculture filed a complaint earlier this year against Wild Wilderness, Inc., a notorious Arkansas tourist attraction operated by the Wilmoth family that exhibits domestic, wild and exotic animals. The complaint, filed on January 9, details repeated allegations of egregious Animal Welfare Act (AWA) violations against the exhibitor.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

A pending lawsuit supported by a potent segment of the walking horse industry appears to be the major impetus for the US Department of Agriculture’s egregious decision to remove untold thousands of online Horse Protection Act (HPA) and Animal Welfare Act (AWA) records, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) stated today.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), in partnership with the National Animal Care and Control Association (NACA), announced today the release of its new resource, “NIBRS User Manual for Animal Control Officers and Humane Law Enforcement.” Unveiled at the recent annual meeting of the National Coalition on Violence Against Animals, the manual aims to ensure animal control officers (ACOs) and humane law enforcement (HLE) are aware of and fully equipped for their new and critical role in reporting animal cruelty incidents to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Scientists announced this week that only an estimated 30 vaquita porpoises remain in the world. In a new report, the International Committee for the Recovery of the Vaquita (CIRVA) recognizes that the extinction of the vaquita—the world’s smallest and most endangered porpoise, found only in Mexico’s northern Gulf of California—is imminent unless Mexico permanently bans gillnet fishing, removes illegal nets from the water and increases enforcement efforts.