AWI Quarterly » 2010 Spring

The remote borderlands between the United States and Mexico contain vast and beautiful wilderness and include the richest diversity of plant and animal species in North America. Why then, did the U.S. government, under the Bush Administration, choose to waive the many landmark laws set in place to protect these unique areas?
At the outset, the 15th meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) stood to be historic and precedent setting.
The presentation of the Clark R. Bavin Wildlife Law Enforcement Award to eleven deserving recipients who demonstrated exemplary wildlife protection efforts was a highlight of the 15th meeting of CITES.
Despite popular belief that an organic label ensures animal welfare, this is not the case.
A record-breaking $11 million has been awarded to plaintiffs suffering from horrendous odors emanating from hog factories in Berlin, Missouri.
Despite corresponding feeding practices in large-scale industrial operations, in 2007, Tyson Foods sought to capitalize on growing consumer concern about the excessive use of antibiotics by marketing its chicken as "Raised Without Antibiotics."
The Book of Honu is a wonderful guide for all turtle enthusiasts, especially those interested in seeing Hawaii’s green sea turtle, or honu, in the wild.
Many animal protection advocates were glued to their televisions this year during the Oscar Awards.
In Elephants on the Edge, G.A. Bradshaw exposes how - through mass slaughter, poaching and capture - we have ravaged elephant populations, while drawing comparisons between the ways people and elephants respond to traumatic situations.
Tilikum, SeaWorld’s largest killer whale, weighing over 12,000 pounds, killed one of his trainers in February, as spectators watched with horror.