Press Releases

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...

US Protection Sought for Depleted Beluga Whale Stock

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Washington, D.C. —Today, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), Cetacean Society International, and Earth Island Institute filed a petition with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to designate the Sakhalin Bay-Amur...

Wildlife Groups to Sue over Endangered Jaguar Protections

Monday, April 07, 2014
Tucson, AZ — The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and WildEarth Guardians (Guardians) are suing USDA’s Wildlife Services program due to its lethal wildlife management activities, which violate the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Western Environmental...

High Liner Foods Says "No" to Icelandic Whaling

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Washington DC —As the largest seafood trade event in North America—Seafood Expo North America—concludes in Boston, members of the Whales Need US (WNUS) coalition are pleased to announce that a leading North American seafood company,...