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Ask Congress to Act Now to Fight Poaching

Dear Humanitarian, Wildlife trafficking, which generates upwards of $20 billion a year, is perpetrated by transnational criminal organizations and extremist groups that are also intertwined with the illegal sales of weapons, drugs, and human beings....

California: Help Improve Animal Welfare Options for School Lunches

Dear California Humanitarian, The first-ever legislation incentivizing plant-based school lunch options, AB-479, has just passed the California Assembly. This revolutionary bill provides additional state meal reimbursement for schools that provide plant-based food and milk options...

AWI’s Annual Rally to Save the Vaquita

Friday, July 12; 8:00-10:00 AM at the Mexican Embassy Dear Humanitarian, The vaquita is the world's smallest and most endangered porpoise, found only in Mexico's Upper Gulf of California. Fewer than 22 individuals are believed...

Ohio: Ask Your Rep to Improve Reporting of Abuse

Dear Ohio Humanitarian, Ohio Representative Sara Carruthers (R-51st) has reintroduced legislation (HB 33) to expand “cross reporting” of human and animal abuse, that is, the practice of humane law enforcement agents, social service workers, and...

Ask Your Representative to "SAVE" Right Whales

Dear Humanitarian, Traversing the waters of the entire US East Coast, the North Atlantic right whale inhabits one of the most industrialized oceans in the world. As such, these whales, which number as few as...

Act Now to Protect the Endangered Species Act

Dear Humanitarian, Today is Endangered Species Day! Our world is a richer and more beautiful place thanks to the enormous diversity of species that inhabit it, and today we are honoring a law that is...

Help Pass a Ban on Fur Sales in NYC!

Dear Humanitarian, Fur coats and trim are vanity products, and millions of animals suffer and die needlessly for these "luxury" garments. Between 10 and 24 foxes, or 36 to 65 mink, are killed to make...

Help End Use of Cruel Poisons to Kill Wildlife

Dear Humanitarian, Every year, the US Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services program spends millions of taxpayer dollars on lethal animal control. The program killed 2.3 million animals in 2017. Of these, 1.3 million were native...

Help Stop Harmful Drugging of Race Horses

Dear Humanitarian, The recent spate of horse deaths—29 since late December—at the famous Santa Anita racetrack outside of Los Angeles has put a national spotlight on serious animal welfare concerns with horseracing in the United...

Help End Inhumane Pet Primate Trade

Dear Humanitarian, It’s time to put an end to the inhumane and dangerous interstate pet primate trade. The Captive Primate Safety Act (H.R. 1776), introduced by Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), would...

Please Help Protect Gray Wolves Now

Dear Humanitarian, Gray wolves are under attack again. The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced last week that it intends to eliminate Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for gray wolves across the contiguous United...

Help Stop Cruel Transport of Horses

Dear Humanitarian, The bipartisan Horse Transportation Safety Act (H.R. 1400) has been reintroduced in the US House of Representatives. Led by Reps. Steve Cohen (D-TN), Peter King (R-NY), Dina Titus (D-NV), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA),...

Urge Congress to End the Abusive Practice of Soring Horses

Dear Humanitarian, “Soring”—which involves intentionally inflicting pain on a horse’s hooves and front limbs to produce an exaggerated high-stepping gait known as the Big Lick—remains a persistent and rampant practice in Tennessee Walking Horse competitions....

Speak Out Against Deer Killing in New York

Dear Humanitarian, In an underhanded, inhumane, and unnecessary move, the National Park Service is poised to violate an agreement by killing deer in New York’s Fire Island National Seashore (FINS) as early as February 20....

Millions of Farm Animals Die from Extreme Weather

Dear Humanitarian, Each winter, plunging temperatures, bone chilling winds, and massive snowstorms endanger the lives of millions of Americans. In addition to the human impact, farm animals frequently suffer and die from these extreme weather...

Save Wild Horses from Slaughter!

Dear Humanitarian, Hundreds of federally protected wild horses living in the Devil’s Garden Plateau Wild Horse Territory—part of Modoc National Forest in northeastern California—are in imminent danger of being sold for slaughter. The US Forest...

Help Sharks and Rays in Fernando de Noronha

Write to the local authorities in Fernando de Noronha, and let them know that you support the creation of the Fernando de Noronha Shark and Ray Sanctuary. Encourage them to ban the sales of shark...

Tell APHIS to Restore Transparency

APHIS recently scrubbed its website of key documents relating to enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) and Horse Protection Act (HPA). Help AWI fight this egregious act that may well facilitate the abuse of...

Can You Trust That Label?

What image comes to mind when you see the claim "free range" on a chicken or turkey product? Do you think of birds indoors with occasional access to a small barren lot? Probably not. What...

Speak up for Red Wolves!

We need your help to show that the American public supports the red wolf and USFWS's efforts to protect and recover this critically endangered species, and that we do not want these wolves to be...