Winter 2005

Winter 2005 AWi Quarterly Cover - Photo by AWI’s Jen Rinick
Volume
54
Number
1
About the Cover

Wooly and Daisy, good friends at the Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary in Poolesville, Md., are just two of many rescued animals on the 400-acre refuge. Both sheep narrowly escaped a sad future—Wooly was a petting zoo reject and Daisy was part of a festival on the streets of Philadelphia—but now happily spend their days grazing on grass and munching hay. Once emaciated and unkempt, the sheep have become healthy and attractive through proper love and care. All animals deserve to enjoy their lives, but not all animals are as lucky as Wooly and Daisy (photo by AWI’s Jen Rinick).

10 billion animals, including sheep, are farmed in the United States annually. AWI works diligently to improve the welfare of these animals and others around the world. The Institute informs the public concerning the cruelty of factory farming and advocates humane alternatives. In this issue, you will read about AWI’s husbandry standards for cattle and sheep, which sharply contrast to the ill treatment these sentient beings receive on factory farms. (See story, page 6).

Photo by AWI’s Jen Rinick

Table of Contents

When I visited Bangkok, Thailand in May, in preparation for the Thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 13) to the United Nations Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna...
AWI reviewed with revulsion Serving a Life Sentence for Your Viewing Pleasure!, a recent report by the Chimpanzee Collaboratory that details the inherent cruelty of the use of great apes in film and television. AWI...
Tens of millions of cattle and lambs are raised for meat each year in the United States. Large numbers of these sentient beings are subjected to barren feedlots, painful mutilations and unnatural diets that most...
AWI and some of its colleagues were honored with a Glynwood Harvest Award last October in New York City for "Connecting Communities, Farmers and Food." A prestigious selection committee chose a project conducted by AWI,...
On a quiet Sunday morning last June, Marek Kryda and I drove west from Gdansk through the forests and farm villages of the former Polish Corridor. Our focus was Poldanor, a Danish hog factory operation...
CITES COP 13, Bangkok, Thailand, October 2-14, 2004 More than 500 delegates participating in the 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna...
Workers at AgriProcessors kosher slaughterhouse in Postville, Iowa rip the trachea from conscious cows and dump the animals onto a concrete floor-as blood streams from their throats and they writhe in agony-in footage documented in...
"He is a white man wearing black who organises all. He has long hair that he always ties behind his head. He is dangerous. Never you joke with him. He has his own magic," the...
AWI launched the Save the Whales campaign in 1971—and through hard work, diligence and a strong public support, a moratorium on commercial whaling was put into effect in 1986. Despite this significant achievement, however, some...
The Last Great Ape Organisation (LAGA) has published a new book through the Ministry of Environment and Forestry entitled The Wildlife Law as a Tool for Protecting Threatened Species in Cameroon. The goal of the...
Justice has been served to Buck and the thousands of ill-fated dogs and cats who passed through Class B dealer C.C. Baird's hands. The owner of Martin Creek Kennels in Williford, Ark. has surrendered his...
When Congress returned from its election-week break, they considered the “Omnibus” spending bill—a massive federal funding package spanning thousands of pages and doling out nearly $400 billion. Members of Congress often use this sizable bill...
Before Chief Ambrose MaQuinna of the Mawachaht/Muchalaht people died in early July of 2001, he said he would like to be reborn as an orca whale. Within days of his passing, a rambunctious young male...
Story and photos by Adam M. Roberts
Ann Free, dear friend of Christine Stevens, received AWI's Albert Schweitzer Medal in 1963 for her report of hundreds of laboratory beagles housed in tiny metal cages. The dogs were confined in a windowless sub-basement...