General Literature

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114th Congressional Directory - Cover 114th Congressional Directory

The Animal Welfare Institute's Congressional Directory for the 114th US Congress is now available. This small, color booklet provides information on how to contact every Member of Congress, as well as House and Senate committees and relevant government officials. It is a valuable and convenient tool to have when helping us contact Members of Congress on important animal protection measures.

During the 114th Congress, some of AWI’s legislative priorities will include ending horse slaughter, preserving native wild horses on public lands, eliminating unscrupulous animal dealers who sell cats and dogs to research, protecting marine...

About Animal Welfare Institute Brochure Cover About Animal Welfare Institute Brochure

Overview of AWI’s goals and programs to alleviate the suffering inflicted upon animals by humans.

Animal Welfare Institute: Information Report and AWI Quarterly Compilation Animal Welfare Institute: Information Report and AWI Quarterly Compilation

Two-volume set offering a unique compendium of the first 50 years of AWI’s work for animals; 1,800 pages.

To download PDFs from this compilation by year of publication, please go here.

Animals and Their Legal Rights - Cover Animals and Their Legal Rights

A reference of U.S. animal protection laws from 1641 to 1990, with appendices on important foreign laws, 1990, 4th edition, 441 pages.

This publication is no longer in print.

Animals, Nature and Albert Schweitzer Animals, Nature and Albert Schweitzer

Collection of Albert Schweitzer writings exploring the development of his philosophy of treating all living things with reverence; editing and commentary by Ann Cottrell Free (The Flying Fox Press, AWI Special Edition, 1988), 81 pages.

AWI Compassion Index

Online resource that offers updates on pending legislation and governmental actions affecting animal welfare, and provides a rating for each Member of Congress based on their animal welfare-related legislative decisions:

AWI Quarterly AWI Quarterly

Full-color magazine that explores current animal welfare issues, including treatment of animals in research, agriculture, commercial trade, at home, and in the wild; summarizes international meetings, laws and treaties affecting animals; alerts people to actions they can take to make a difference; and contains timely book reviews. One year subscription.

AWI: Commemorating 50 Years

As you will see in this commemorative issue, the Animal Welfare Institute has succeeded in reducing animal suffering in myriad ways, from widespread improvements in the care and treatment of experimental animals to achievement of a moratorium on commercial slaughter of whales.

This 16-page issue shows our five decades of accomplishments, and the monumental amount of new work for us to do. We at AWI are truly grateful for your concern and support, which will enable us to carry on with our important efforts on behalf of all animals.

Free Trade Brochure Free Trade Brochure

Overview of how trade agreements negatively impact animals and undermine the laws that are supposed to protect them.

Magic of Touch Cover Magic of Touch

Book reviewing the scientific and professional literature, to present evidence on the calming, stress-buffering and life-enhancing effect of touch among animals, among humans, and between animals and humans, by Annie and Viktor Reinhardt, 2nd edition, 2017, 81 pages.

One copy free to individuals at research facilities.

Population and Consumption Brochure Cover Population and Consumption Brochure

Discussion of the impacts of expanding human population and consumption on the natural environment and what individuals and policymakers can do to lessen our environmental impact.

Roots of Human Behavior Cover Roots of Human Behavior

Vibrant photo documentation of the parallels between animal and human expressions, emotions, and psychology; by Viktor Reinhardt, 2009, 141 pages.

One copy free to individuals at research facilities.

The Schweitzer Medalists Brochure The Schweitzer Medalists Brochure

Complete list of individuals upon whom AWI has bestowed the Albert Schweitzer Medal since 1955 in honor of their outstanding contributions to animal welfare.

Click here to view the list online.