Press Releases

CSU Withdraws from Barbaric Wild Horse Sterilization Experiments

Thursday, August 09, 2018
Fort Collins, CO —Following substantial public outcry, Colorado State University (CSU) announced yesterday that it was withdrawing from a joint plan with the Bureau of Land Management to conduct surgical sterilization experiments on wild horses....

Forcing Wild Horses to Undergo Ovariectomies is Animal Abuse

Friday, August 03, 2018
Washington, DC —Earlier this week, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) voiced their opposition to the Bureau of Land Management’s barbaric proposal to surgically sterilize wild horses using an...

AWI Applauds Removal of Anti-ESA Provisions from Defense Bill

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Washington, DC —The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) applauds the members of Congress who successfully worked to remove anti-wildlife riders from the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The version of this bill that...

Shasta County Suspends Contract with Wildlife-Killing Agency

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Redding, CA—Responding to legal pressure from a coalition of animal protection and conservation groups, Shasta County officials have announced that the county will suspend its contract with the notorious federal wildlife-killing program known as Wildlife...

Hybrid Blue-Fin Whale is Still Protected

Thursday, July 19, 2018
The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) takes exception to comments included in recent media reports characterizing hybrid whales as neither important nor protected under law. Although “Whale 22”—the whale killed last week by Icelandic whaling company...