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 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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Summer 2022

AWI examines the state of industrial farming in the United States amid efforts by some US states to improve living conditions for animals in agriculture. Atrocities at a beagle breeding facility in Virginia prompt court intervention. An ambitious project aims to suppress Hawaii’s invasive mosquito population and improve the outlook for the Islands’ endangered birds. Celebrating success and looking to the future as the Marine Mammal Protection Act turns 50. And a note of thanks to all our members for your vital support.
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Spring 2022

Amid the terrible humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, many Ukrainian animals are suffering the devastation of war as well. Learn what AWI is doing to help, and how you can help too. Also in this issue: Namibia’s controversial sale of wild-caught elephants to a foreign zoo. Gray wolves regain some Endangered Species Act protections, while grizzly bears face continued efforts to remove protections. Hawaii becomes the first US state to ban shark fishing. And a tribute to the late Senator Bob Dole, one of Capitol Hill’s true animal welfare champions.
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Winter 2021

Two horrendous animal dealers have their licenses revoked. AWI takes a hard look, however, at the USDA’s failure to act with resolve and urgency to rescue animals at such facilities, as well as to prevent suffering of horses in the hands of unscrupulous trainers and of poultry outside slaughterhouses—where too often they are abandoned for days in transport trailers without food or water and subjected to extreme temperatures.
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Fall 2021

Cruelty goes unchecked as “custom-exempt” slaughterhouses evade inspection. A notorious chinchilla dealer lands in court over allegations of abuse. Animals around the world grapple with habitats transformed by climate change. Wild denizens of ANWR get welcome reprieve from oil and gas drilling. AWI aids efforts to cultivate peaceful coexistence with beavers. A Mississippi River sediment diversion plan endangers dolphins. Teen participants in A Voice for Animals contest speak—and act—for a better world.
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