Press Releases

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...

A Note from the President of AWI Regarding COVID-19

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Dear Members and other friends of AWI: As you know, coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading around the globe, and the human species is facing a pandemic unlike any the vast majority of us have endured in...

Statement from AWI RE: Australian Wildfires

Thursday, January 09, 2020
We at AWI, like so many people around the world, are deeply concerned about the impacts of the wildfires raging in Australia. The loss of life, both animal and human, is devastating. With the estimate—considered...

Devastating Year for Barn Fires, 450,000+ Farm Animals Killed

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Washington, DC—At least 469,000 farm animals have perished in potentially preventable barn fires so far this year, according to an Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) analysis of media reports. Since 2017, at least 2 million farm...

Refuge from Cruel Trapping Act Would Benefit Wildlife, People, Pets

Friday, November 15, 2019
Washington, DC—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) commends House Appropriations Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) for reintroducing the Refuge from Cruel Trapping Act today. This bill would prohibit the possession or use of body-gripping traps—which endanger wildlife...

Mystic Aquarium Does Not Need to Import Belugas to Conduct Research

Thursday, November 14, 2019
Washington, DC—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and a coalition of environmental and animal protection organizations strongly oppose Mystic Aquarium’s unprecedented request to import five captive-born beluga whales from Canada for scientific research. The whales would...

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