AWI Quarterly

Spring 2019

In this issue: AWI’s analysis of what’s at stake at the May meeting of nations in Sri Lanka to discuss CITES—the primary international treaty to protect wildlife subject to trade. Meet John Thompson, this year’s recipient of AWI’s Schweitzer Medal, and learn how he has helped transform law enforcement’s response to animal cruelty crimes. Get a first look at the new, expanded edition of The Case Against Marine Mammals in Captivity report. These stories and more are in the spring 2019 AWI Quarterly.
Spring 2019 Quarterly Magazine

Winter 2018

Few farm animals in this country live out in the open—instead living in vast barns in close confinement. When such facilities catch on fire, the animals are often trapped. From 2013 to 2017, more than 2.7 million farm animals died in the United States as a result of 326 barn fires. The most common culprit is a faulty heating device.

Winter 2018 Quarterly PDF

Fall 2018

Wild horses in Utah. Wild horses are protected under the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971, which says in its preamble that they are “an integral part of the natural system of the public lands.” Ranchers and state officials who seek unfettered access to western rangelands, however, see them not as integral but rather an impediment. As a result, wild horse numbers are kept artificially low. The Bureau of Land Management is now considering risky ovariectomies of wild mares, despite the availability of effective, far less invasive immunocontraceptives.

Fall 2018 Quarterly PDF

Summer 2018

A hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricate) cruises the reef off Indonesia’s Raja Ampat Islands. Habitat loss and degradation, entanglement in fishing gear, ingestion of marine debris, slaughter for meat, and the tortoiseshell trade have taken a heavy toll on this critically endangered animal.

Summer 2018 Quarterly PDF

Spring 2018

A male lion in Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve strikes a regal pose. Although this lion is protected from trophy hunters, other African lions—particularly in southern African nations—are not so fortunate. US policy on trophy hunting is in limbo: The US Department of the Interior is touting its supposed economic benefits and seeking to lift restrictions on trophy imports. President Trump, however, seems of a different mind on the matter (see page 14).