Press Releases

USDA Helps Industrial Farms Claim Humane and Con Consumers

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) today requested a USDA Inspector General audit of the USDA Process Verified Program, which certifies some products as “humanely raised” when in fact they come from animals suffering on conventional,...

North Carolina Wildlife Commission Adopts Unregulated Night Hunting

Thursday, May 03, 2012
Decision Threatens Endangered Red Wolves, Other Wildlife, People and Pets North Carolina/Washington D.C. : The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and Project Coyote expressed grave concerns in response to the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission’s decision...

Iceland to Resume Endangered Fin Whale Hunt

Friday, April 27, 2012
Conservationists Urge EU and US Governments to Intervene For immediate release London/Washington D.C.: Conservation and animal welfare groups expressed concern today over news that Iceland’s endangered fin whale hunt will resume this summer.

Big Cat Act Needed to Protect Felines and Families

Friday, March 16, 2012
The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) commends Representatives Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-CA) and Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) for introducing the “Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act” (H.R. 4122) last week. If passed, this legislation would prohibit...

Victory for Wild Horses in North Carolina

Wednesday, February 08, 2012
The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) commends the House of Representatives for unanimously passing H.R. 306, the Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act, introduced by Representative Walter B. Jones (R-NC).

Animal Welfare Institute Honors Prosecutors with Schweitzer Award

Tuesday, November 29, 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, presented the Animal Welfare Institute’s (AWI) Albert Schweitzer Award to...

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.