Press Releases

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.

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.