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Devastating Year for Barn Fires, 450,000+ Farm Animals Killed

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Washington, DC—At least 469,000 farm animals have perished in potentially preventable barn fires so far this year, according to an Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) analysis of media reports. Since 2017, at least 2 million farm...

Refuge from Cruel Trapping Act Would Benefit Wildlife, People, Pets

Friday, November 15, 2019
Washington, DC—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) commends House Appropriations Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) for reintroducing the Refuge from Cruel Trapping Act today. This bill would prohibit the possession or use of body-gripping traps—which endanger wildlife...

Mystic Aquarium Does Not Need to Import Belugas to Conduct Research

Thursday, November 14, 2019
Washington, DC—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and a coalition of environmental and animal protection organizations strongly oppose Mystic Aquarium’s unprecedented request to import five captive-born beluga whales from Canada for scientific research. The whales would...

AWI Welcomes New Bills to Repeal Recent Devastating ESA Regulations

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Washington, DC—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) welcomes bills – introduced today by Representatives Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), Don Beyer (D-VA), and Debbie Dingell (D-MI), and Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) – to repeal the devastating regulatory...

AWI Endorses Senate Bill to Protect North Atlantic Right Whales

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Washington, DC—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) commends Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) for introducing Tuesday the Scientific Assistance for Very Endangered (SAVE) Right Whales Act (S.2453) to help protect this highly imperiled...

New Bill Aims to Strengthen Animal Welfare Act Enforcement

Thursday, August 29, 2019
Washington, DC—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) welcomes the introduction today of the Animal Welfare Enforcement Improvement Act (H.R. 4211), which would protect animals from unscrupulous dealers and exhibitors and close existing loopholes in the U.S...

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