Press Releases

USFWS Announces Plans to Slash Wild Red Wolf Population

Monday, September 12, 2016
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) issued an announcement today on the future of the red wolf recovery program, including both for captive wolves and the wild red wolves, the only wild population...

Global Experts Denounce Japan's "Scientific" Whaling Program

Wednesday, September 07, 2016
The World Conservation Congress today formally adopted a motion against Japan’s research whaling program, which is used as a front to kill whales for commercial sale. The motion calls on Japan to stop issuing “special...

New Report Details Norway's Efforts to Promote Whaling

Monday, June 13, 2016
Washington, DC — Norway is now the world’s leading whaling nation, killing more whales in the past two years than Japan and Iceland combined. A new report released today calls on the international community to...

AWI Statement in Response to False Online Petitions

Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Over the past few months, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) has been the target of several online petitions, circulated on Change.org and spread through social media networks, which falsely claim AWI supports the cruel killing...