Press Releases

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.

US House of Representatives Votes to Stop

Thursday, August 02, 2007
Once again, Congress has voiced its opposition to horse slaughter. The US House of Representatives today approved an amendment to the 2008 Agriculture Appropriations bill that will temporarily bring horse slaughter to a halt by...

Great Dismal Bear Hunt on National Wildlife

Wednesday, November 29, 2006
In an 8-page letter to the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) delivered today, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and In Defense of Animals (IDA) questioned the legality of the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife...

Man Hauling Horses To Slaughter Charged With Animal Cruelty

Thursday, August 10, 2006
Just days after a committee of the US House of Representatives tried to kill legislation aimed at curtailing commercial horse slaughter in the United States, a Mississippi man hauling 19 horses to a Texas slaughterhouse...

Heber Wild Horse Territory

Wednesday, August 31, 2005
We have learned that the US Forest Service plans to remove 400 wild Arizona horses from the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in Eastern Arizona and sell them at auction in Sun Valley, near Holbrook, Ariz. Most...