Press Releases

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...

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...

Bush Administration Selling Out Whales And The American Public

Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Santiago, Chile -- As the 60 th meeting of the International Whaling Commission continues its deliberations, the Bush administration is undermining decades of whale conservation progress as it seeks to cut a deal with whaling...