Press Releases

Thursday, August 2, 2007
Washington, D.C. -- Once again, Congress has voiced its opposition to horse slaughter. The U.S. House of Representatives today approved an amendment to the 2008 Agriculture Appropriations bill that will temporarily bring horse slaughter to a halt by stripping funds from the federally required inspection of slaughter-bound horses. Without the inspections, the slaughter cannot proceed.
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.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Whales Need US: More than 50 members of Congress and 20 Conservation Groups Call for U.S. Leadership to Protect Whales New Poll Reveals Americans' Steadfast Support of Strong Action to Save Whales
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.
Friday, November 3, 2006
Animal Welfare Approved Surpasses Other Seals; First Humane Program to Champion Family Farms and Repudiate Double Standards in Other Labeling Programs New Standards Supported by Farmers, Top Chefs and Notables Such as Willie Nelson, Rosemary Harris and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
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.
Wednesday, August 31, 2005
US Forest Service to Capture 400 Arizona Wild Horses for Auction National Animal Protection Groups Move to Stop Removal
Thursday, October 7, 2004
Bangkok, Thailand—A Committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) today approved an important document submitted by the Government of Kenya to strengthen the enforcement of many vital provisions and resolutions of the Convention.
Thursday, September 30, 2004
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