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USMCA Commission: Mexico Must Respond on Vaquita Enforcement Failures

Thursday, September 09, 2021
Montreal, Canada—Mexico must respond to allegations that the government failed to enforce protections for the critically endangered vaquita porpoise, according to a decision by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, an environmental review body under the...

Petition Seeks US Protections for Atlantic Humpback Dolphin

Wednesday, September 08, 2021
Washington, DC—Today, the Animal Welfare Institute and other conservation groups petitioned the National Marine Fisheries Service to list the Atlantic humpback dolphin under the US Endangered Species Act (ESA). Atlantic humpback dolphin populations are in...

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 US 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 US 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—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 would ban the...

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