Press Releases

Zimbabwe Sells Out Elephants

Friday, January 16, 2015
Zimbabwe is engaged in a heartless heist of baby elephants for sale abroad. Details have been very hard to obtain, and it would seem government officials, aware of the international public backlash, are seeking to...

Conservationists Call on Mexico to Save the Vaquita

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Mexico City— On the day before Mexico’s National Day of Conservation, conservation groups are calling on the Mexican government to enact forceful protective measures to save the critically endangered vaquita, a tiny porpoise species that...

Settlement Reached to Promote Red Wolf Conservation

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Chapel Hill, N.C. —The US District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina approved a settlement agreement today between the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), Defenders of Wildlife (Defenders), the Red Wolf Coalition (RWC) and...

SCBT Charged Again with Violating Animal Welfare Act

Monday, November 10, 2014
The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) welcomes the action taken by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in filing a second complaint against one of the world’s largest research antibody suppliers, Santa Cruz Biotechnology, Inc. (SCBT)....

CharityWatch Recognizes Animal Welfare Institute with 'A+' Rating

Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Washington, DC —The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) announced today that it has been awarded an A+ rating by CharityWatch , a leading independent charity-rating organization, in its recently released Winter 2014-2015 Charity Rating Guide &...

Norway Plans Whale Meat Shipment to Iceland

Monday, October 27, 2014
Washington, DC— Documents obtained by the Washington, DC-based Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) reveal that a Norwegian whaling company, Lofothval, has sought permission to ship up to 22,000 pounds (10 metric tons) of whale meat to...