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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. More...

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 experimental...

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 passed...

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...

Advocates Rally to Pressure Mexico to Protect Vanishing Vaquita

Friday, July 06, 2018
Washington, DC—Conservation and animal protection organizations rallied outside the Mexican Embassy today to call on the Mexican government to take drastic action to save the fewer than 30 vaquita porpoises left on the planet. Advocates...

New Senate Bill Undercuts Endangered Species Act

Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Washington, DC—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) is expressing vehement opposition to draft legislation, released yesterday by Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), entitled the Endangered Species Act Amendments of 2018. According to AWI, this bill would impose...

House of Representatives Deals Fatal Blow to Marine Mammals

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Washington, DC—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) is deeply troubled that the US House of Representatives voted yesterday to pass H.R. 2083, the Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act. This legislation would amend the Marine...

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