Press Releases

Save the Whales Again!

Sunday, October 26, 2008
Join Actress HAYDEN PANETTIERE to create a Human Whale" on the National Mall! Sunday, October 26, 2008 12:30 3:00 p.m.

Magna Entertainment Corp. Adopts Policy Against Horse Slaughter

Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Washington, D.C. -- The Animal Welfare Institute commends Magna Entertainment Corp's (MEC) adoption of a policy directly aimed at ensuring horses stabled and raced at any of Magna's countless racetracks don't end up in slaughterhouses....

AWI Mourns the Loss of John Hettinger

Saturday, September 06, 2008
Washington, D.C. -- It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of horseman and humanitarian John Hettinger, the nation's leading advocate for the humane treatment of horses. John was the first person...

House Passes Measure Improving Shark Fin Ban

Wednesday, July 09, 2008
US Senate Follows Suit with a Companion Bill Washington, D.C. -- Yesterday, the House of Representatives unanimously voted in favor of H.R. 5741, the Shark Conservation Act of 2008. Introduced earlier this year by Subcommittee...

Bush Administration Supports Plan to Kill

Thursday, June 26, 2008
Santiago, Chile -- The Bush Administration today hit a new low by supporting a proposal in favor of killing humpback whales, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) reports. By giving its support, the United States broke...