Additional Resources

Farm Animal Fact Sheets

The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) prepares brief fact sheets on a variety of topics related to the use of animals in agriculture. Each of the following fact sheets is available as a downloadable PDF.

Farm Animal Legal Protections

AWI prepares reports on the history and current status of laws that affect the welfare of farm animals. The content of each paper is kept updated, and all of the reports are available as a downloadable PDF.

Farm Animal Reports

AWI prepares comprehensive papers on topics related to the welfare of animals used in agriculture. Each of the following reports is available as a downloadable PDF.

AWI’s Farm Animal Policy Efforts

AWI works to secure protections for animals in agriculture by engaging with key policymakers at the state, federal and international levels. AWI regularly provides public comments, testimony and similar input to such bodies in furtherance of our mission to reduce animal suffering. Examples of AWI public comments, testimony and other input can be found here in downloadable PDF format.

A Consumer's Guide to Food Labels and Animal Welfare

Many food labels are confusing, if not downright misleading. While some food label claims have definitions controlled by the government, most do not have legal definitions. In addition, most label claims are "self-made" by the company merely for marketing purposes, and the accuracy of the claims is not verified.