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AWI Statement on House Bill to Protect North Atlantic Right Whale

Thursday, March 07, 2019
Washington, DC—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) applauds Representatives Seth Moulton (D-MA) and John Rutherford (R-FL) for introducing the bipartisan Scientific Assistance for Very Endangered (SAVE) Right Whales Act. This legislation would provide sustained funding opportunities...

AWI Condemns Gray Wolf Delisting

Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Washington, DC—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) condemns a proposed rule, announced today by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), to eliminate Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for gray wolves across the contiguous United States...

AWI Statement on Iceland Whaling Quota

Thursday, February 21, 2019
Washington, DC—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) strongly opposes Iceland’s decision Tuesday to establish a base whaling quota of 209 fin whales and 217 minke whales annually from 2019 to 2023. Due to this misguided regulation...

AWI Statement on Transfer of Dolphins from Dolphinaris Arizona

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Washington, DC—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) has confirmed from contacts on the ground that the last four remaining bottlenose dolphins at Dolphinaris Arizona were transferred out of the facility late last night. It is our...

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...

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