Equine Industry and Animal Welfare Organizations Announce Collaborative Effort to Ban Horse Slaughter
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Washington, DC—Today, a diverse group of equine industry and animal welfare organizations announced the “Final Stretch Alliance to End Horse Slaughter”—a collaborative effort to permanently ban the slaughter of American horses.
Thursday, May 12, 2022
Washington, DC—As people around the world continue to watch in horror at the devastated communities and swelling numbers of refugees fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) is committed to supporting...
Thursday, May 12, 2022
Washington, DC—As the devastating war in Ukraine continues to upend the lives of millions of people and untold numbers of animals, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) has partnered with FOUR PAWS International to support the...
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Washington, DC—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) is excited to partner with Consciously (a public benefit corporation) and the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) Shop With Your Heart® program on...
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Following a successful legal battle, conservation groups hope the recent release of nine highly endangered red wolves into the wild is the first of many steps by the US Fish and Wildlife Service needed to...
Monday, April 11, 2022
A key United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) body recommended a formal investigation today into Mexico’s failure to comply with its fishing and wildlife trade laws, which is causing the near-extinction of the vaquita porpoise.
Tuesday, April 05, 2022
A dozen members of Congress introduced legislation today that would prohibit organizing, sponsoring, conducting, or participating in wildlife killing contests on more than 500 million acres of US public lands.
Friday, April 01, 2022
The US Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services program reported last week that it had shot, trapped, and poisoned more than 400,000 native animals in 2021.
Tuesday, March 29, 2022
As people around the world continue to watch in horror at the devastated communities and swelling numbers of refugees fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) is committed to supporting animal...
Monday, March 28, 2022
As more details emerge about the deaths of two of the five beluga whales imported to Mystic Aquarium from Canada last year—and the ongoing illness of a third whale—the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) is urging...
Friday, March 18, 2022
The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) announced today the 15 winners of a scholarship designed to support high school seniors who are pursuing a post-secondary education intended to better the lives of animals.
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
This week marks the five-year anniversary of an Idaho teen nearly being fatally poisoned by an M-44, commonly known as a “cyanide bomb.”
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
The $1.5 trillion federal spending bill, signed by President Biden today, includes vital wins for animals, such as right whales and horses, but also provides insufficient funding to implement the Endangered Species Act.
Friday, March 11, 2022
The Standing Committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) voted 9-5 Thursday to permit Earth Ocean Farms (EOF), an aquaculture facility in Mexico, to engage in...
Wednesday, March 09, 2022
As people around the world watch in horror at the devastated communities and swelling numbers of refugees fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) is committed to supporting animal welfare groups...
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) applauds Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Tom Carper (D-DE), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) for introducing today the Right Whale Coexistence Act to help...
Friday, February 11, 2022
The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) is appalled to learn that another beluga whale has died at Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut.
Thursday, February 10, 2022
US Trade Representative Katherine Tai formally requested environmental consultations with Mexico today over its illegal fishing.
Friday, February 04, 2022
Thanks to the efforts of many members of Congress who support animal welfare, the America COMPETES Act (H.R. 4521), a bill aimed at bolstering US innovation, passed the House of Representatives today with several provisions...
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Naalakkersuisut (Greenland’s government) must immediately cancel narwhal hunting quotas for Southeast Greenland or risk losing three populations of these whales forever, according to a letter delivered today to Prime Minister Múte Bourup Egede on behalf...