Press Releases

Animal Welfare Institute Announces 2011 Schweitzer Awards

Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Washington, D.C. -- On Monday, November 14, 2011, U.S. Assistant Attorney General Laurie Robinson, who heads the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, will present the Animal Welfare institute’s (AWI) Albert Schweitzer Award...

Victory! California City Votes to End Coyote Trapping

Friday, October 14, 2011
More than 9,000 sign online petition calling for end to coyote killing; Calabasas adopts model coyote management plan. San Francisco, CA -- The City Council of Calabasas, California, voted unanimously on Wednesday to prohibit any...

Thousands Urge California City to End Coyote Trapping

Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Explosive campaign on Change.org calls on Calabasas City Council to adopt plan that would end coyote trapping in favor of progressive, humane management. San Francisco, CA -- More than 8,800 people have joined a popular...

AWI Helps Domestic Violence Victims Get Pets to Safety

Monday, October 03, 2011
In special recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Animal Welfare Institute announces the launch of the National Safe Havens for Pets Mapping Project, an online listing by state of safe havens for...

House Moves to Protect American Horses Here and Abroad

Monday, September 19, 2011
As Congress heads into their busy fall season, Representatives Dan Burton (R-IN) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), along with 55 bipartisan cosponsors have reintroduced H.R. 2966, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act.

Endangered Designation Sought for Thorny Skate

Thursday, August 11, 2011
Today the Animal Welfare Institute petitioned the National Marine Fisheries Service to add the thorny skate (Amblyraja radiata) to the list of federally protected species under the Endangered Species Act.

GAO Study Wastes Time and Tax Dollars

Monday, June 27, 2011
Washington, D.C. -- After almost two years and tens of thousands of tax dollars, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released its report, HORSE WELFARE: Action Needed to Address Unintended Consequences from Cessation of Domestic...

Senate Reintroduces Bill to Permanently Ban Horse Slaughter

Thursday, June 09, 2011
Washington, D.C. -- A bill to ban horse slaughter was reintroduced in the United States Senate today. Sponsored by Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), S. 1176, the " American Horse Slaughter...