Press Releases

Bills Target Animal Dealers With “Sordid History”

Friday, October 23, 2009
Washington, D.C. -- Determined to provide better safeguards against companion animals being used in experiments Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-HI) and Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA) reintroduced the Pet Safety and Protection Act (S. 1834/H.R. 3907) to...

Origins Natural Resources, Inc. Flip Over Dolphins

Monday, August 31, 2009
Washington, D.C . -- The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) applauds skincare company, Origins, for abandoning plans for a swim-with dolphins prize at Cabo Dolphins in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Homes for Horses Coalition Conference Held in Las Vegas

Monday, April 13, 2009
Las Vegas, NV -- Representatives from dozens of national and state-based equine protection, advocacy and rescue organizations gathered April 9 and April 10 at Bally's Las Vegas for the third annual Homes for Horses Coalition...

Bill to Ban Horse Slaughter Introduced in Senate

Thursday, March 26, 2009
Washington, D.C. -- A bill to ban horse slaughter was introduced in the United States Senate today. Sponsored by Senators Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and John Ensign (R-NV), S. 727, the Landrieu-Ensign "Prevention of Equine Cruelty...

Animal Welfare Institute Establishes Abandoned Horse Reward Fund

Monday, February 09, 2009
Washington, D.C. -- The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) announced today the establishment of the "Animal Welfare Institute Abandoned Horse Reward Fund." Under the program, individuals providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone...