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Aquariums Receiving COVID-19 Bailout Must End Cetacean Breeding

Monday, July 20, 2020
Washington, DC—In a letter delivered today to congressional leaders, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), the International Marine Mammal Project (IMMP) of Earth Island Institute, Oceanic Preservation Society, and 16 other animal protection and conservation groups...

NEPA Rollback Endangers Communities and Wildlife

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Washington, DC—Today, the Trump administration finalized its overhaul of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), enacting new regulations that weaken this key environmental law. Unprecedented in significance and scope, these changes undermine informed agency decision-making...

Don’t miss a single issue of the AWI Quarterly!

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
The summer issue of the AWI Quarterly is in the mail! Much of this issue is devoted to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on animal welfare. We discuss the challenges faced by animal shelters...

A Statement from AWI:

Wednesday, June 03, 2020
AWI has chosen to go quiet this week on social media. While the animal welfare issues we work on remain as pertinent as ever, we are cognizant of the fact that people around the country...

Help Feed Animals in Need on #GivingTuesdayNow

Friday, May 01, 2020
For many years, AWI has participated in Giving Tuesday—a global day of giving on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. #GivingTuesdayNow is a newly created global day of giving and unity that takes place on May 5...

Report: JBS, Smithfield Worst Slaughter Plants in US

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Washington, DC—Amid reports of COVID-19 outbreaks at the largest meat processors in the United States, a new analysis of government documents by the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) has found that, over a three-year span, JBS...

AWI Releases State Scorecard on Animal Cruelty Reporting

Friday, April 03, 2020
Washington, DC—An analysis by the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) has found that the majority of states have gotten off to a slow start reporting animal cruelty incidents to the FBI’s national crime database. In 2015...

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