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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...

Norway Continues Whale Slaughter with 2021 Hunting Quota

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Washington, DC—In defiance of a global moratorium on commercial whaling, Norway has again issued an annual kill quota of 1,278 minke whales for the 2021 whaling season. On Friday, Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen, Norway’s Minister of...

House Revives Legislation Banning Unsafe Horse Transport

Tuesday, February 09, 2021
Washington, DC—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) commends Representatives Steve Cohen (D-TN), Dina Titus (D-NV), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) for reintroducing the Horse Transportation Safety Act (HTSA) on Monday. The HTSA, which has already attracted an...

House Renews Effort to Protect Children and Animals from Abuse

Wednesday, February 03, 2021
Washington, DC—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) endorses the Child and Animal Abuse Detection and Reporting Act, reintroduced today by Representatives Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH) and John Katko (R-NY), along with 22 original cosponsors. This legislation...

Court Rules for Rare Wild Red Wolves against USFWS

Monday, January 25, 2021
Chapel Hill, NC—The US District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina ruled on Friday that the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) must develop a plan by March 1 to resume its longstanding...

AWI Applauds Reintroduction of Big Cat Public Safety Act

Monday, January 11, 2021
Washington, DC—The Big Cat Public Safety Act, which passed the US House of Representatives by a strong bipartisan majority last month, was reintroduced today by Representatives Mike Quigley (D-IL) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA). This bill...

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