Press Releases

AWI Petitions USDA to Make Slaughter More Humane

Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Washington, DC —The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) has submitted a petition to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) requesting that the agency write regulations designed to decrease the needless suffering of animals during...

AWI'S Rally for Whales in Portland, ME

Monday, June 03, 2013
AWI and other groups organized a rally in Portland, Maine, on May 31, 2013, to protest Iceland’s expanding commercial whaling program. Rally attendees armed with inflatable whales and signs lined the route to the port...

Animal Welfare Groups to Call on Congress to Ban Horse Slaughter

Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Congressman Patrick Meehan (PA-07) will join representatives from animal welfare organizations on Friday (5/10) at the headquarters of the Philadelphia Police Department's Mounted Unit to call on Congress to pass legislation banning the slaughter of...