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Homes for Horses Coalition Conference Held in Las Vegas

Monday, April 13, 2009
Representatives from dozens of national and state-based equine protection, advocacy and rescue organizations gathered April 9 and April 10 at Bally's Las Vegas for the third annual Homes for Horses Coalition Conference to discuss the...

Bill to Ban Horse Slaughter Introduced in Senate

Thursday, March 26, 2009
A bill to ban horse slaughter was introduced in the United States Senate today. Sponsored by Senators Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and John Ensign (R-NV), S. 727, the Landrieu-Ensign "Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act" will end...

Animal Welfare Institute Establishes Abandoned Horse Reward Fund

Monday, February 09, 2009
The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) announced today the establishment of the "Animal Welfare Institute Abandoned Horse Reward Fund." Under the program, individuals providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone who abandons a...

Magna Entertainment Corp. Adopts Policy Against Horse Slaughter

Tuesday, October 14, 2008
The Animal Welfare Institute commends Magna Entertainment Corp's (MEC) adoption of a policy directly aimed at ensuring horses stabled and raced at any of Magna's countless racetracks don't end up in slaughterhouses. MEC owns and...

AWI Mourns the Loss of John Hettinger

Saturday, September 06, 2008
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of horseman and humanitarian John Hettinger, the nation's leading advocate for the humane treatment of horses.

Lawsuit Filed to Protect Lynx from Deadly Traps

Monday, August 11, 2008
The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and the Wildlife Alliance of Maine (WAM) filed suit against the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife (DIFW) today to stop the agency from continuing to violate the Endangered...

House Passes Measure Improving Shark Fin Ban

Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Yesterday, the House of Representatives unanimously voted in favor of H.R. 5741, the Shark Conservation Act of 2008. Introduced earlier this year by Subcommittee Chairwoman Madeleine Bordallo (D-GU), the measure tightens the Shark Finning Prohibition...

Bush Administration Supports Plan to Kill

Thursday, June 26, 2008
The Bush Administration today hit a new low by supporting a proposal in favor of killing humpback whales, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) reports. By giving its support, the United States broke ranks with the...