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Refuge from Cruel Trapping Act Would Protect Animals, Wild and Domestic

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Washington, DC—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) commends House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Congressional Animal Protection Caucus Co-Chair Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) for reintroducing the Refuge from Cruel Trapping Act today. This bill would prohibit...

House Committee Moves to Reform Federal Wild Horse Program

Thursday, July 01, 2021
Washington, DC—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) commend the U.S. House Appropriations committee for advancing bipartisan language today that would require the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to implement...

House Votes to Ban Unsafe Horse Transport

Thursday, July 01, 2021
Washington, DC—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Horse Transportation Safety Act (HTSA) today as part of a massive infrastructure bill. The HTSA would ban the use of...

Senate Revives Legislation to End Cruel Practice of Horse Soring

Friday, June 25, 2021
Washington, DC—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) endorses Thursday’s reintroduction in the Senate of the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act (S. 2295) to combat the inhumane practice of “soring,” whereby individuals intentionally inflict pain on...

Safe Horse Transport Legislation Headed to Full House for a Vote

Thursday, June 10, 2021
Washington, DC (June 10, 2021)—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) commends members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for passing the Horse Transportation Safety Act (HTSA) today as part of surface transportation legislation. The HTSA...

Legislation Reintroduced to End the Dangerous Primate Pet Trade

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Washington, DC—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) endorses today’s reintroduction in Congress of the Captive Primate Safety Act (CPSA), which would end the cruel and dangerous pet primate trade in the United States. Nonhuman primates are...

Big Cat Public Safety Act Reintroduced in Senate

Monday, April 19, 2021
Washington, DC—The Animal Welfare Institute commends today’s reintroduction of the Big Cat Public Safety Act in the US Senate. Championed by Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Susan Collins (R-ME), Tom Carper (D-DE), and Richard Burr (R-NC)...

AWI Scholarships Support Young Humanitarians

Thursday, April 01, 2021
Washington, DC—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) announced today the 13 winners of a scholarship designed to support high school seniors who are pursuing post-secondary education to better the lives of animals. In its second year...

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