AWI Quarterly

The AWI Quarterly is the magazine of the Animal Welfare Institute. This full-color periodical examines issues regarding animals everywhere—in the laboratory, on the farm, in commercial trade, at home, and in the wild. It is distributed to over 46,000 individuals and organizations, including public libraries, deans of medical and veterinary schools, laboratory technicians, scientists, farmers, teachers, law enforcement officers, shelters, animal protection organizations, members of Congress, and AWI members.

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Summer 2020

A ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii). Pangolins are the world’s most trafficked mammal, hunted for their meat and scales, which—though made of simple keratin—are coveted for inclusion in traditional medicines. Wildlife trade, both legal and illegal, is not just harmful to animals. It’s harmful to us. This year, we are finding out just how dangerous it can be, as the COVID-19 virus—which jumped to us from captured wildlife—spreads around the globe and wreaks havoc on human society.

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Spring 2020

In this issue: what is lost when US environmental laws are weakened; behind-the-scenes chicanery that is killing horses at US racetracks; the inexorable, welcome decline of commercial whaling; unchecked animal abuse at the nation’s primary supplier of chinchillas for research; kind souls knitting nests to help rehabilitate wildlife. Also, for researchers: apply now for grants to study ways to reduce human-wildlife conflicts. And for high school students: enter the “A Voice for Animals” contest!
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Winter 2019

In this issue, we report on our investigation of enforcement of state farm animal welfare laws. We break down the NIH’s unconscionably decision to continue housing former research chimps at NIH research facilities rather than send them to a proper, federally approved sanctuary. We highlight personal steps you can take to protect birds and profile important animal welfare bills before Congress on which you can take action.
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Fall 2019

In this issue, you can read all about the positive outcomes for elephants, otters, and a host of other wild animals at this year’s CITES meeting in Geneva. We shine a harsh spotlight on the USDA’s secret move to drastically limit oversight of laboratories that experiment on animals. We debunk deceptive animal welfare claims on food packaging, and tell you which claims to believe and which ones deceive.
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Summer 2019

In this issue, we discuss the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s egregious proposal to remove endangered species protections for gray wolves across the United States. Meanwhile, grade school kids across the country are raising awareness about the need to protect endangered species. AWI announces grant opportunities to develop and test innovative methods to improve the welfare of animals in research through refinements in care, husbandry, and housing.
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