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Conservation Groups Sue USFWS to Save Wild Red Wolves

Monday, November 16, 2020
Chapel Hill, NC—On behalf of the Red Wolf Coalition, Defenders of Wildlife, and the Animal Welfare Institute, the Southern Environmental Law Center today sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the U.S. District Court...

Trump Administration Strips Protections from Gray Wolves

Thursday, October 29, 2020
Washington, DC—Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) finalized a rule removing protections for all gray wolves in the lower 48 states except for a small population of Mexican wolves in Arizona and New...

AWI Lauds New Legislation to Curb Wildlife-Human Disease Transmission

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Washington, DC—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) endorses legislation introduced today, the Preventing Future Pandemics Act of 2020, which seeks to prevent future pandemics by addressing the spillover of emerging infectious diseases from wildlife to humans...

Norway’s 2020 Whaling Season is Deadliest in Years

Monday, August 24, 2020
Washington, DC— Norwegian whalers slaughtered more whales in 2020 than in each of the last three years, according to statistics released today by the Fishermen’s Sales Organization (Råfisklaget). A total of 481 minke whales have...

USDA Sued to Compel Humane Handling of Birds at Slaughter

Thursday, August 13, 2020
Rochester, NY—Today, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and Farm Sanctuary sued the US Department of Agriculture in federal court for failing to require humane handling of poultry at slaughter, resulting in adulterated (i.e., damaged or...

Shark vs. Human: Who Is More Dangerous?

Monday, August 10, 2020
Washington, DC— As Shark Week kicks off this week, more than 200 restaurants across the United States and Canada are exacerbating the rapid decline in shark species by continuing to serve an expensive soup made...

Pressure Mounts on USDA to Enforce Animal Welfare Act

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Washington, DC—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) is grateful to Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) for continuing to pressure the US Department of Agriculture to adequately enforce the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), the primary federal law governing...

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