AWI Quarterly

The AWI Quarterly is the magazine of the Animal Welfare Institute. This full-color periodical examines issues regarding animals everywhere—in the laboratory, on the farm, in commercial trade, at home, and in the wild. It is distributed to over 46,000 individuals and organizations, including public libraries, deans of medical and veterinary schools, laboratory technicians, scientists, farmers, teachers, law enforcement officers, shelters, animal protection organizations, members of Congress, and AWI members.

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Fall 2023

Progress in our efforts to bolster federal protections for racehorses and walking horses. Fighting the use of horrific methods to “depopulate” chicken flocks exposed to bird flu. A new edition of AWI’s comprehensive analysis of the ills inherent in marine mammal captivity. How financial incentives are fueling an illegal trade in wild primates for research. Celebrating the ongoing work by one of our own and the legacy of a departed hero on behalf of the world’s whales.
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Summer 2023

AWI is helping rangers in Africa take to the wing to ground poachers. We’re celebrating a new international agreement to protect ocean biodiversity. We’re seeking to end the unseen suffering of pigs in slaughterhouses and the needless killing of rats used in a university classroom. AWI thanks our supporters and invites readers to answer a quick survey that offers a chance to provide feedback on our programs and tell us which animal welfare issues mean the most to you!
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Spring 2023

A retrospective on the Christine Stevens Wildlife Awards—advancing win-win solutions for wildlife and people. Animal care staff recount personal triumphs in the ongoing effort to provide better lives for animals in research. AWI seeks significant reforms to USDA oversight of animal slaughter. More scrutiny over potential wildlife trafficking in Cambodia-to-US primate pipeline. Birds in pet trade and exhibits gain long-overdue Animal Welfare Act protections. AWI fondly remembers three marine life champions.
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Winter 2022

Congress Passes the Big Cat Public Safety Act! AWI offers on-the ground accounts of how animal protection efforts fared at two major international conferences: the International Whaling Commission meeting in Slovenia and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) meeting in Panama. Even as CITES was preparing to meet, a shocking federal indictment was announced over an alleged conspiracy to smuggle endangered monkeys from the wild into the United States for research.
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Fall 2022

In this issue, AWI previews CoP19, a critical November gathering of nations and animal advocates in Panama to weigh protections for hippos, horned lizards, and a host of other wild species under threat from international trade. Horrifying conditions lead to closure of a dog-breeding facility in Virginia owned by one of the world’s largest research suppliers. The USDA fails to prevent deceptive animal-raising claims on food packaging. On Capitol Hill, the Big Cat Public Safety Act passes the House, and other animal welfare legislation gains ground.
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