Press Releases

US-Funded Experiment Kills Minke Whale in Northern Norway

Wednesday, June 07, 2023
A controversial US-backed research study that aimed to capture whales in northern Norway and test how they would respond to ocean noise has resulted in the death of a minke whale, the Norwegian Defense Research...

House Revives PAST Act to End Equine Abuse at Horse Shows

Monday, May 08, 2023
The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) endorses Friday's reintroduction in the US House of Representatives of the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act (H.R. 3090) to combat the inhumane practice of “soring,” whereby individuals intentionally inflict...

AWI Scholarship Winners Dream Big on Behalf of Animals

Wednesday, April 05, 2023
The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) announced today the 14 winners of a scholarship designed to support high school seniors who are planning to use their post-secondary education to better the lives of animals.

US Senators Urge USDA to Address Misleading Food Label Claims

Thursday, March 30, 2023
US Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) are urging the US Department of Agriculture to fulfill its obligation to protect the public from misleading food labels, citing...