Press Releases

UK and German Citizens Overwhelmingly Reject Iceland's Commercial Whaling

Tuesday, September 09, 2014
(London/Munich)— A new poll commissioned by leading anti-whaling organizations, Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), Humane Society International (HSI), International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), OceanCare, Pro Wildlife, and Whale and Dolphin Conservation...

Senate Rejects Harmful Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act

Friday, July 11, 2014
On July 10, the Senate failed to secure the required 60 votes for passage of the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act. This bill, opposed by the Animal Welfare Institute and countless other animal protection and conservation groups,...

Europe - An Open market for the Ivory Trade?

Monday, June 02, 2014
Brussels — On the eve of inter-governmental meetings in Brussels and Geneva in June and July to debate the fate of elephants, a group of conservation organisations requests all EU governments to urgently halt all...

Whale Advocates Bring Anti-Icelandic Whaling Message to NYC

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
New York —Following a high-profile "Don't buy from Icelandic whalers” ad campaign on the Boston public transit system in March and April, animal protection and conservation organizations are now taking the message to the streets...

Settlement Reached with Feld Entertainment

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Today, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and numerous other parties reached a settlement with Feld Entertainment, Inc. (Feld) ending over a decade of litigation. The settlement resolves a request by Feld for attorneys’ fees and...

Court Halts Coyote Hunting in Red Wolf Recovery Area

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Huge win for endangered red wolves! A federal court issued a preliminary injunction blocking the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission’s authorization of coyote hunting—including at night—in the five-county area of eastern North Carolina inhabited by...

USDA Fails to Verify Food Label Claims

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Washington, DC —A new report , released by the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), reveals the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is failing to verify the accuracy of label claims on millions of meat and poultry...