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).
Friday, February 3, 2012
The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) is pleased to report that the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act, H.R. 7, approved earlier today by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee includes a prohibition on the hauling of horses via double-deck trailers.
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...
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
On Monday, November 14, 2011, U.S. Assistant Attorney General Laurie Robinson, who heads the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, presented the Animal Welfare Institute’s (AWI) Albert Schweitzer Award to three outstanding prosecutors.
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.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
On Monday, November 14, 2011, U.S. Assistant Attorney General Laurie Robinson, who heads the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, will present the Animal Welfare institute’s (AWI) Albert Schweitzer Award to three outstanding prosecutors.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Defying a worldwide ban on trade in whale products, Iceland is openly selling whale meat packaged for export in the departure area at Keflavik airport to travelers who, if they make the purchase, risk stiff penalties on arrival at their home destination for importing an internationally protected species.
Friday, October 14, 2011
The City Council of Calabasas, California, voted unanimously on Wednesday to prohibit any city funds from being spent on coyote trapping and to instead adopt a coyote management plan that shifts the focus from killing to coexistence.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
More than 8,800 people have joined a popular campaign on Change.org calling on the city council of Calabasas, California, to adopt a coyote management plan that favors coexistence instead of killing.
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