Current Cases

Protecting Birds at Slaughter

In August 2020, the Animal Welfare Institute and its co-plaintiff Farm Sanctuary sued the US Department of Agriculture for denying a petition for rulemaking requesting that the department require humane handling of birds to prevent...

Ending the Slaughter of Nonambulatory Pigs

In February 2020, AWI, along with Farm Sanctuary, Animal Legal Defense Fund, Animal Outlook, Compassion in World Farming, Farm Forward, and Mercy For Animals sued the US Department of Agriculture, alleging three causes of action...

Protection of Fire Island Deer

Through this litigation, AWI and Wildlife Preserves seek to prevent the killing of white-tailed deer within the Fire Island National Seashore (FINS), which is located in Suffolk County, New York, and managed by the National...

Protection of Red Wolves

Designated as an endangered species in 1967, the red wolf was declared extinct in the wild in 1980. In 1987, an experimental population of red wolves was reintroduced into eastern North Carolina within the designated...

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