Press Releases

Monday, April 25, 2011
Washington, D.C. -- Rancho Verde High School in Moreno Valley, CA is the first school to accept a challenge by the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) to discontinue animal dissections.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Washington, D.C. -- Seven California schools have accepted a challenge by the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) to discontinue all animal dissections and lead the way to animal-friendly science education. Rancho Verde High School, Woodside School, Valley High School, Aviva High School, Amelia Earhart Middle School, Glendale Adventist Elementary, and Southwestern Academy are the first schools to commit to halting dissection programs for a minimum of five years and use dissection alternatives instead.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Washington, D.C. -- In special recognition of April as Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, the Animal Welfare Institute announces the launch of a new feature on its website.
Friday, April 1, 2011
Washington, D.C. -- The Animal Welfare Institute is pleased that the Illinois State House of Representatives passed HB 1907, a bill making dog fighting an offense under the Illinois Street Gang and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) statute.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Country Music Legend Covers Stones Classic to Help Animal Welfare Institute Protect America's Horses
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Washington, D.C. -- The Animal Welfare Institute congratulates Governor Eddie Baza Calvo of Guam for signing Bill 44-31 into law, prohibiting any person from possessing, selling or distributing shark fins in the territory. "We are thrilled that Guam has taken this crucial action to protect sharks" said Cathy Liss, AWI president. "Governor Calvo and the bill’s champions are to be applauded," she added. AWI had submitted testimony in support of the bill in January.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Washington, D.C. -- The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) have petitioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to amend the U.S. animal export regulations to include “fitness to travel” requirements for all farmed animals exported to any foreign country except those traveling overland to Canada or Mexico.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Washington, D.C. -- As celebrations begin for "A Taste of Iceland" in the nation’s capital this week, Animal Welfare Institute, Humane Society International and The Humane Society of the United States do not celebrate the fact that Iceland continues to kill whales for commercial purposes in spite of an international ban on commercial whaling.
Monday, January 24, 2011
March 25, 2011 is the deadline to apply for grants toward the development of innovative strategies for humane, non-lethal wildlife management and non-invasive scientific research.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Arcadia, California -- A coalition of national and local organizations including Project Coyote, the San Gabriel Friends of Wildlife, the Animal Welfare Institute, and the Angeles Chapter of Sierra Club praised the Arcadia City Council for their unanimous vote Tuesday night to end the city’s coyote trapping program by the end of the month.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Washington, D.C. -- On Friday, February 4, Animal Welfare Institute President Cathy Liss will give a presentation entitled “Informing Policy: The Responsibility of Scientists Conducting Research on Animals” at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies in Arlington, Virginia. Cathy’s presentation is part of the "Neuroscience and Non-Speciesist Neuroethics: Implications for Animal Welfare and the Responsible Conduct of Research” symposium, hosted by the Potomac Institute in conjunction with the Capital Consortium for Neuroscience: Ethical, Legal and Social Issues.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Washington, D.C. -- The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) is pleased to report that President Barack Obama signed the Shark Conservation Act into law. Both the Senate and the House of Representatives passed the bill in the last days of the 111th Congress, approving the long-awaited measure by unanimous consent. The president’s signature makes the law official.
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