Press Releases

Florida Teacher Likely Violated Anti-Cruelty Laws

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Washington, DC —In a letter sent Tuesday to Florida state, county and school officials, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) is calling for a full investigation into the alleged drowning of multiple animals last week in...

Animal Welfare Institute Praises House Defeat of Farm Bill

Friday, May 18, 2018
The Animal Welfare Institute is grateful that a massive farm bill loaded with provisions that would have reversed gains in animal welfare and weakened endangered species protections was defeated Friday in the US House of...

Anti-Wildlife Provisions Mar House Interior Appropriations Bill

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Washington, DC—The 2019 Department of the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, passed late Tuesday by a House subcommittee, includes several anti-wildlife provisions that raise grave concerns for the Animal Welfare Institute. “These attacks...

AWI Statement: House Farm Bill Doesn't Do Enough for Animals

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Washington, DC —The House Agriculture Committee yesterday reported out its version of the 2018 farm bill (H.R. 2), legislation Congress must pass this year to reauthorize a variety of programs on which the agriculture sector...

Dr. Samuel K Wasser Receives Prestigious Albert Schweitzer Medal

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Dr. Samuel K Wasser, acknowledged worldwide for developing noninvasive tools for monitoring human impacts on wildlife, was honored today with the Albert Schweitzer Medal. This prestigious award, established in 1951 by the Animal Welfare Institute...

AWI Statement: Fiscal Year 2018 Spending Bill a Win for Animals

Friday, March 23, 2018
Washington, DC —The Fiscal Year 2018 omnibus appropriations bill was signed today by President Trump. “We thank animal champions in Congress for their crucial work on this bill,” said Nancy Blaney, Animal Welfare Institute director...