Press Releases

Shocking Video of Dolphin Slaughter in Japan

Thursday, May 01, 2008
he Save Japan Dolphins Coalition joins the Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS) in releasing a shocking new video of the cruel slaughter of dolphins by Japanese whalers. Japan is pushing the International Whaling Commission (IWC), meeting...

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 US Department of...

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...