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Groups Say Human Oversight Necessary at US Slaughterhouses

Tuesday, March 11, 2008
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 Institute (AWI) and...

AWI Urges Comments on USDA's "Naturally Raised"

Monday, February 11, 2008
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), US Department of Agriculture (USDA), is seeking comments on a proposed voluntary standard for a "naturally raised" marketing claim for meats.

South Dakota Horse Slaughter Bill Defeated

Tuesday, January 29, 2008
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 state funds into the...

Representative and Mrs. Tom Lantos Leaving Congress

Friday, January 04, 2008
The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) wishes to recognize US Representative Tom Lantos (D-CA) with its "Profiles in Compassion" award for his uncompromising leadership on animal welfare issues throughout his 14 terms in the US Congress.

Illinois Legislation Banning Double Deckers

Monday, November 05, 2007
In response to the recent death of 18 young Belgian draft horses, Illinois State Reps. Bob Molaro and JoAnn Osmond have introduced legislation to ban the use of double-decker trucks to transport horses in the...

Consumers Can Help Stop Shark Finning

Tuesday, August 28, 2007
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 campaign from Washington, DC...

Ringling Brothers Will Stand Trial for Elephant Abuse

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

Obi Sushi Stops Sale of Shark Fin Soup

Friday, August 03, 2007
The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) is pleased to learn that Obi Sushi restaurant, located in Northern Virginia's Reston Town Center, has retracted their decision to sell shark fin soup and other shark dishes.

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