Articles About Farm Animals

Please see the below articles about Farm Animals from past editions of the AWI Quarterly magazine.

Infectious Bird Flu Returns

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) last struck the poultry industry in the United States in 2015, when 48 million backyard and commercial birds were confirmed infected. The US Department of Agriculture generally orders the immediate...

Congress Requests Briefing on Bird Mistreatment at Slaughter

After years of monitoring records generated by US Department of Agriculture inspectors that document horrific mistreatment of birds inside poultry slaughter plants, AWI is lobbying Congress to require increased oversight of bird handling at slaughter...

AWI Challenges AVMA to Improve Farm Animals Policies

Earlier this year, AWI sent letters to the American Veterinary Medical Association regarding three of its policies open to comment. Specifically, we submitted comments requesting that the AVMA improve its policies relating to castration and...

AWI Requests Enforcement of Neglected Animal Transport Law

This February, AWI and Animal Outlook (formerly Compassion Over Killing) submitted a request for enforcement of the Twenty-Eight Hour Law to the Department of Justice. The Twenty-Eight Hour Law generally requires that, for every 28...