Press Releases

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.

Senator Kerry Introduces the Shark Conservation Act of 2009

Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Washington, D.C. -- Sharks may soon receive much-needed protection from finning, a practice by which their fins are cut off while the animal is still alive. Their mutilated bodies are then thrown back into the...

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...

Attempt to Overturn Illinois Horse Slaughter Ban Stalled in House

Friday, April 03, 2009
Washington, D.C. -- The Animal Welfare Institute commends the Illinois General Assembly's House of Representatives for reaffirming their commitment to equine welfare by opposing an attempt to overturn the state's 2007 ban on horse slaughter...

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...

US House of Representatives Strives to Strengthen US Shark Finning Ban

Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Washington, D.C. -- On the opening day of the 111th Congress, Representative Madeleine Bordallo (D-GU), chairwoman of the House Natural Resources Committee's Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans, reintroduced the Shark Conservation Act of 2009...

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...