AWI Quarterly » 2009 Summer

Member of the Scientific Committee of the Animal Welfare Institute since 1967, Dr. Marjorie Anchel-Rackow passed away on April 29, a week shy of her 99th birthday.
Chris Fisher, a bright, energetic and determined individual, passed away in April.
The animal protection community lost a true champion for chimpanzees on May 2, when Dr. Carole Noon passed away at 59 years of age after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
After 40 tireless years of advocating for animals, Princess Elisabeth de Croÿ passed away on May 18.
The Cove is a highly suspenseful documentary that introduces viewers to Ric O’Barry, the dolphin trainer from the 1960s hit television series "Flipper."
In her new book, Animal Investigators—How the World’s First Wildlife Forensics Lab is Solving Crimes and Saving Endangered Species, Laurel Neme, Ph.D., tells the true story of a group of scientists who are the backbone of efforts to combat wildlife crime.
In what the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) hopes will be the death knell for this cruel cottage industry, a National Academy of Sciences Committee report released on May 29 and funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) concluded there is no scientific need to purchase dogs or cats from Class B dealers for NIH research.