Press Releases

Shun Lee West Restaurant Shuns Shark Fin Soup

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Washington, D.C. -- The Animal Welfare Institute and Humane Society International applaud Shun Lee West restaurant, of New York City, for removing shark fin soup from its menu. AWI and HSI have, for years, been...

California Schools Leading Race to Stop Dissections

Monday, April 25, 2011
Washington, D.C. -- Seven California schools have accepted a challenge by the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) to discontinue all animal dissections and lead the way to animal-friendly science education. Rancho Verde High School, Woodside School,...

AWI Welcomes Shark Protection Law in Guam

Thursday, March 10, 2011
Washington, D.C. -- The Animal Welfare Institute congratulates Governor Eddie Baza Calvo of Guam for signing Bill 44-31 into law, prohibiting any person from possessing, selling or distributing shark fins in the territory. "We are...

AWI Joins Forces with Shelters and Rescue Organizations

Saturday, September 18, 2010
Hundreds of Animals Rescued from Lab under Investigation for Abuse UPDATE: USDA Inspection Reports from September 2010, July 2010 and June 2010 UPDATE (November 24, 2010): NC Rescue Animals Still Need Homes

SeaWorld Slammed for Role in Whale Trainer Death

Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Washington, D.C. -- The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) applauds the finding by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that SeaWorld of Florida LLC willfully violated the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 in...