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Iceland Shipment to Japan Could Contain Meat from Rare Hybrid Whales

Thursday, November 15, 2018
Ishinomaki, Japan—Conservation and animal protection organizations are calling on the Japanese government to prove that a shipment of Icelandic whale products that arrived in Ishinomaki, Japan, yesterday does not include illegally imported meat from hybrid...

25 Whale Biologists Urge Russia to Stop Capturing Wild Orcas

Thursday, November 15, 2018
Washington, DC—This week, a group of prominent whale and dolphin biologists from across the globe, including Dr. Naomi Rose of the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), sent a letter urging a Russian federal agency to stop...

Barn Fire Report Documents 2.7 million+ Farm Animal Deaths

Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Washington, DC—Today, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) released a first-of-its-kind report highlighting the more than 2.7 million US farm animals who perished in potentially preventable barn fires from 2013 to 2017. The report, issued in...

97 Legislators Voice Opposition to Anti-Wildlife Spending Bill Riders

Thursday, September 13, 2018
Washington, DC—Ninety-seven legislators sent a letter yesterday urging House leadership to reject anti-wildlife riders in the final Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. The members urged House Speaker Paul Ryan and...

Congress to Decide Fate of America’s Wild Horses and Burros

Thursday, September 13, 2018
Washington, DC—Today, the House and Senate Appropriations Committee Conferees will meet to decide the fate of America’s federally protected wild horse and burro herds. At issue is an amendment inserted by Congressman Chris Stewart (R-UT)...

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