Press Releases

South Dakota Horse Slaughter Bill Defeated

Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Pierre, SD -- The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) today praised the South Dakota Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee's rejection of S.B. 170 , a bill that would have pumped up to $1 million of...

Illinois Legislation Banning Double Deckers

Monday, November 05, 2007
Devastating Crash Prompts Bill Introduction; Humane Groups Urge Illinois Legislators to Put the Horse Before the Cart Illinois -- In response to the recent death of 18 young Belgian draft horses, Illinois State Reps. Bob...

Consumers Can Help Stop Shark Finning

Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Washington, D.C. -- The Animal Welfare Institute has sent letters of warning to restaurants in major cities that offer shark fin soup on their menus . In addition, the organization is working to expand its...

Ringling Brothers Will Stand Trial for Elephant Abuse

Thursday, August 23, 2007
Washington, D.C. -- Today, Judge Emmet Sullivan of the federal district court in Washington D.C. issued a major ruling rejecting the last-ditch attempt of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus to avoid trial over...

US Court of Appeals Upholds Illinois Ban on Horse Slaughter

Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Chicago, IL -- Recognizing the will of the people of Illinois and championing America's horses, a three-judge panel from the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit today ruled unanimously to uphold a decision...

Obi Sushi Stops Sale of Shark Fin Soup

Friday, August 03, 2007
AWI Congratulates Obi Sushi for Ceasing their Sale of Shark Fin Soup Washington, D.C. -- The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) is pleased to learn that Obi Sushi restaurant, located in Northern Virginia's Reston Town Center,...

U.S. House of Representatives Votes to Stop

Thursday, August 02, 2007
Washington , D.C. -- Once again, Congress has voiced its opposition to horse slaughter. The U.S. House of Representatives today approved an amendment to the 2008 Agriculture Appropriations bill that will temporarily bring horse slaughter...

Lawsuit Filed to Protect Endangered Whales from Navy Sonar

Wednesday, May 16, 2007
AWI Joins Lawsuit Filed to Protect Endangered Whales from Navy Sonar Undersea Warfare Exercises Planned Within National Marine Sanctuary in Hawai'i Honolulu, HI -- Conservation and animal welfare organizations have filed a legal challenge to...

Whales Need US Coalition Press Conference

Tuesday, April 17, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Whales Need US: More than 50 members of Congress and 20 Conservation Groups Call for U.S. Leadership to Protect Whales New Poll Reveals Americans' Steadfast Support of Strong Action to Save Whales