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Bison in the Greater Yellowstone Area

Thursday, April 10, 2008
A diverse coalition of tribal, conservation, hunting, animal welfare and wildlife groups, an outfitting business, and concerned citizens from Montana and South Dakota, have filed an emergency rule making petition with the U.S. Department of...

Groups Say Human Oversight Necessary at US Slaughterhouses

Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Washington, D.C. -- Following a recent suggestion in Congress that the government should install video cameras in US slaughterhouses to ensure the humane and safe treatment of animals killed for human consumption, the Animal Welfare...

The Homes for Horses Coalition Launches Resource-Rich Website

Monday, February 11, 2008
Washington, D.C. -- The Homes for Horses Coalition today launched http://www.homesforhorses.org . The Web site is a resource tool for equine rescue personnel, members of the media, and anyone interested in equine protection efforts.

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...

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