Monday, July 23, 2007
Washington, D.C. -- "Barbaric, Barbaric, Barbaric!" This is the phrase recently opined by Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia, our nation's longest-serving US Senator and last great political orator. Following news of charges leveled against Atlanta Falcons star quarterback Michael Vick, Senator Byrd described the tragic and gruesome practice of dog fighting in a heartfelt speech on the Senate floor.
Friday, June 8, 2007
Columbia, SC -- The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) commends the Honorable Thomas Cooper of the Richland County Fifth Judicial Circuit for sentencing 28-year old Adan Gonzalez to three years in prison for throwing Lady, a 12-week-old boxer puppy, on the burning hot coals of a grill last October. Lady was treated for severe burns on over sixty percent of her body but died a few days later.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
AWI Joins Lawsuit Filed to Protect Endangered Whales from Navy Sonar
Undersea Warfare Exercises Planned Within National Marine Sanctuary in Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI -- Conservation and animal welfare organizations have filed a legal challenge to the U.S. Navy's plan to use high-intensity, mid-frequency active sonar in antisubmarine exercises in Hawai'i's waters. The planned sonar would emit blasts far louder than levels associated with mass whale strandings and fatalities.
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Animal Advocates Decry Refuge Black Bear Hunt; Organizations Demand New Hunt Analysis
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Washington, D.C. -- Today, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), In Defense of Animals (IDA), the American Environment Foundation (AEF), and two individuals asked the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) of the U.S. Department of the Interior in a 14-page letter to cancel an illegal black bear hunt scheduled for Dec.1 and 2 in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Badly beaten, abused horses stopped in Arkansas; Congress to act on bill to stop horse slaughter in September
Washington, D.C. -- Just days after a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives tried to kill legislation aimed at curtailing commercial horse slaughter in the United States, a Mississippi man hauling 19 horses to a Texas slaughterhouse has been charged with animal cruelty involving horses in Arkansas.
Tuesday, November 12, 2002
Global Coalition of Animal Protection Organizations Denounce Decision to Resume Ivory Trade
Tuesday, January 29, 2002
U.S. Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary
For Immediate Release: November 8, 2002
Contact: Hugh Vickery in Santiago, or 011-56-9-685-5222 (News Media Only)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Special Agent Receives International Wildlife Enforcement Award