Shaping Policy for Animals in Laboratories

Mouse - Photo by Thomas Huston

For over 60 years, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) has been advocating for better care, handling and housing for animals in research. AWI furthers this goal by providing those in research laboratories with a variety of complimentary reference books; a subscription to the AWI Quarterly; membership in an online discussion group for laboratory personnel (the Laboratory Animal Refinement and Enrichment Forum); and the opportunity to apply for grants to improve the housing and handling of animals in research.   

AWI also presses for protection of animals in laboratories by lobbying for needed laws, sound regulations, sufficient funding to carry out legal mandates, and appropriate enforcement. AWI gives public comments, formal testimony, and presentations in support of our mission; examples can be found below in downloadable PDF format.