Press Releases

Friday, March 16, 2012
The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) commends Representatives Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-CA) and Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) for introducing the “Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act” (H.R. 4122) last week.  If passed, this legislation would prohibit the private possession of tigers, lions, and other big cats except at facilities such as accredited zoos and sanctuaries. 
Friday, March 16, 2012
Last week the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) began posting on the agency’s website letters sent to slaughter plants found to be in violation of federal regulations governing the humane handling and slaughter of animals.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) commends the House of Representatives for unanimously passing H.R. 306, the Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act, introduced by Representative Walter B. Jones (R-NC).
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Some politicians in Washington feel that restarting a horse slaughter industry on American soil is a good idea. We’d like to offer a window into how the industry currently operates, as shady players make deals amongst themselves while duping innocent people into giving up their horses to be butchered. Read on...
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
White-nose Syndrome (WNS) is decimating bat populations, and the Animal Welfare Institute wants everyone to step up to help stop it by signing a petition to the White House before November 25 to tell the President we cannot afford to ignore WNS.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
It would appear that some in Congress are all talk when it comes to seriously reducing federal spending and decreasing the size of  government.
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