Since 1951, the Animal Welfare Institute has been dedicated to reducing animal suffering caused by people.

We seek better treatment of animals everywhere - in the laboratory, on the farm, in commerce, at home,
and in the wild.

AWI Quarterly

Summer 2017 Quarterly Cover Photograph by Grzegorz Lesniewski/ Minden Pictures

Summer 2017
Volume 66
Number 2

Spotlight On

Photo by Fiona Ayerst

The Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2017 (HR 1456) and its companion bill in the Senate (S 793), have been introduced to end the sale of shark fins in the United States. HR 1456 was introduced in the House by Representatives Ed Royce (R-CA) and Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (I-MP). S 793 was introduced in the Senate by Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV).