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Court Rules for Rare Wild Red Wolves against USFWS

Monday, January 25, 2021
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 and successful...

AWI Applauds Reintroduction of Big Cat Public Safety Act

Monday, January 11, 2021
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 gained...

Fish and Wildlife Service Weakens Migratory Bird Protections

Thursday, January 07, 2021
Today, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) published a new regulation that weakens the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) by no longer penalizing individuals and corporations for the “incidental” killing of birds protected under...

Congress Passes Historic Legislation to Protect Racehorses

Tuesday, December 22, 2020
The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) applauds the passage of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (H.R. 1754/S. 4547) late Monday. This bill, approved by Congress as part of the fiscal year 2021 omnibus spending package...

1.6+ Million Farm Animals Died in Barn Fires in 2020

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
More than 1.6 million farm animals, including nearly 1.3 million cage-free hens, have perished in potentially preventable barn fires so far this year, according to an Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) analysis of media reports released...

AWI Endorses Legislation to Ban Archaic Body-Gripping Traps

Thursday, December 03, 2020
The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) welcomes the reintroduction of the Public Safety and Wildlife Protection Act yesterday by Representatives Alma Adams (D-NC) and Nita Lowey (D-NY). This bill would prohibit the import and export of...

Conservation Groups Sue USFWS to Save Wild Red Wolves

Monday, November 16, 2020
On behalf of the Red Wolf Coalition, Defenders of Wildlife, and the Animal Welfare Institute, the Southern Environmental Law Center today sued the US Fish and Wildlife Service in the US District Court for the...

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