Press Releases

Monday, June 3, 2013
AWI and other groups organized a rally in Portland, Maine, on May 31, 2013, to protest Iceland’s expanding commercial whaling program. Rally attendees armed with inflatable whales and signs lined the route to the port and passing cars honked in support. Local TV news station Channel 13 interviewed AWI’s D.J. Schubert.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Portland, Maine—Members of the public and representatives of animal protection and conservation organizations are rallying Friday in Harbor View Memorial Park in Portland, Maine to protest Iceland’s expanding commercial whaling program, and its links to fish and other Icelandic products imported into the U.S. through Portland, Maine.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
TOKYO: The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) and the Iruka & Kujira [Dolphin & Whale] Action Network (IKAN) welcome a Japanese company’s decision to stop selling pet treats made from endangered fin whales.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Today the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), and the Iruka & Kujira [Dolphin & Whale] Action Network (IKAN), expressed dismay at the sale of Icelandic fin whale meat dog treats in Japan.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Merchandise Partnership to Benefit the Animal Welfare Institute and the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance Campaign to Kick Off with a Benefit "Family & Friends" All Star Concert at Hard Rock Times Square 100% of Ticket Priced Benefit will go to the Animal Welfare Institute and the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC – A coalition of international animal welfare and conservation groups is calling on the Obama Administration to impose economic sanctions against Iceland after Iceland´s whaling company Hvalur hf announced it will hunt and sell the meat of up to 184 endangered fin whales this summer after a two year hiatus. Iceland is one of three countries that refuse to abide by international whaling laws banning the killing and trading of whales for commercial gain. The groups today sent a letter to the Secretaries of State, Commerce and Interior calling for stronger measures by the Obama Administration.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Congressman Patrick Meehan (PA-07) will join representatives from animal welfare organizations on Friday (5/10) at the headquarters of the Philadelphia Police Department's Mounted Unit to call on Congress to pass legislation banning the slaughter of horses for human consumption.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) is pleased to report that HB 83, a bill before the Illinois State Senate that would put restrictions on the tethering of dogs, was approved by the Executive Committee by a unanimous 15-0 vote. Approved by the Illinois House of Representatives in February, the bill now moves to the full Senate for consideration.
Monday, April 29, 2013
  Orlando, Fla, April 29, 2013 -- Willie Nelson and Hard Rock International announce the launch of the limited-edition Willie Nelson Artist Spotlight merchandise program today, benefiting  Animal Welfare Institute and the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance. The line, a partnership between the musician, activist, author and poet and the world-renowned brand, includes a men’s t-shirt, a limited edition collector pin as well as an online exclusive pin and, fittingly, a bandanna that will be available online and in-store at participating locations on June 6, 2013.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
BRUSSELS – Animal welfare and conservation groups are advising major seafood buyers attending the 2013 European Seafood Exposition and Seafood Processing Europe Convention in Brussels this week to be aware that there are whalers in their midst, and that the seafood they are considering purchasing may be “tainted by the blood of whales”.
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