Press Releases

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...

House Overwhelmingly Approves Bill to Ban Animal Crush Videos

Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Washington, D.C. -- The Animal Welfare Institute commends the U.S. House of Representatives for its overwhelming bipartisan vote today - 416-3 - in favor of H.R. 5566, a bill to outlaw trafficking in “crush videos,”...

Victory Declared for Wildlife in Florida

Thursday, June 24, 2010
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission votes UNANIMOUSLY for immediate ban on Coyote and Fox Penning Lake Mary, FL -- Project Coyote and the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) declared a victory for wildlife, after the...

Congress Moves to Restore Ban on Animal Crush Videos

Wednesday, June 23, 2010
UPDATE: On June 23, 2010 the House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved H.R. 5566, Prevention of Interstate Commerce in Animal Crush Videos Act of 2010. The bill now moves to the floor for consideration by the...