Press Releases

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...

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...