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National Park Service Sued to Stop Deer Kill on Fire Island

Monday, February 18, 2019
Central Islip, NY—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and Wildlife Preserves, Inc. (WPI) filed for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction Friday against Kelly Fellner, acting superintendent of the Fire Island National Seashore (FINS), and...

PREPARED Act Aims to Save Animals from Natural, Man-Made Disasters

Thursday, February 07, 2019
Washington, DC—Fires, floods and earthquakes can cause intense suffering and death to the millions of animals trapped in commercial and research facilities. Today, Representatives Dina Titus (D-NV) and Peter King (R-NY) introduced the “Providing Responsible...

Barn Fires Killed 150,000+ Farm Animals in 2018

Friday, December 28, 2018
Washington, DC—More than 150,000 farm animals perished in potentially preventable barn fires in the United States in 2018, an Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) analysis of media reports to date has found. Of the 148 barn...

Farm Bill Advancing Animal Welfare Protections Signed into Law

Thursday, December 20, 2018
Washington DC—With the president’s signature today, a new Farm Bill that includes major wins for animals has become law. This legislation, officially known as the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, includes a number of key...

Sea Lion Cull Signed Into Law

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Washington, DC—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) is gravely disappointed that President Donald Trump signed legislation yesterday to amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and allow for the lethal removal of nearly 1,000 sea lions...

Farm Bill Includes Major Victories for Animal Welfare

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Washington DC—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) commends the House-Senate conference committee for rejecting provisions that would have been harmful to animals in the final version of the Farm Bill, which was released last night, while...

Senate Votes Unanimously to Kill Sea Lions

Friday, December 07, 2018
Washington, DC—The US Senate voted by unanimous consent last night to pass the Endangered Salmon Predation Prevention Act (S. 3119), legislation that amends the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) in order to allow for the...

Federal Agency Sued Over SeaWorld Necropsy Reports

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Orlando, FL—Today, PETA, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), the International Marine Mammal Project of Earth Island Institute, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, Cetacean Society International, whale expert Dr. Lori Marino, PETA Foundation veterinarian Dr. Heather Rally...

Iceland Shipment to Japan Could Contain Meat from Rare Hybrid Whales

Thursday, November 15, 2018
Ishinomaki, Japan—Conservation and animal protection organizations are calling on the Japanese government to prove that a shipment of Icelandic whale products that arrived in Ishinomaki, Japan, yesterday does not include illegally imported meat from hybrid...

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