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AWI Endorses Legislation to Ban Archaic Body-Gripping Traps

Thursday, December 03, 2020
The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) welcomes the reintroduction of the Public Safety and Wildlife Protection Act yesterday by Representatives Alma Adams (D-NC) and Nita Lowey (D-NY). This bill would prohibit the import and export of...

Conservation Groups Sue USFWS to Save Wild Red Wolves

Monday, November 16, 2020
On behalf of the Red Wolf Coalition, Defenders of Wildlife, and the Animal Welfare Institute, the Southern Environmental Law Center today sued the US Fish and Wildlife Service in the US District Court for the...

AWI Lauds New Legislation to Curb Wildlife-Human Disease Transmission

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Washington, DC—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) endorses legislation introduced today, the Preventing Future Pandemics Act of 2020, which seeks to prevent future pandemics by addressing the spillover of emerging infectious diseases from wildlife to humans...

Norway’s 2020 Whaling Season is Deadliest in Years

Monday, August 24, 2020
Washington, DC— Norwegian whalers slaughtered more whales in 2020 than in each of the last three years, according to statistics released today by the Fishermen’s Sales Organization (Råfisklaget). A total of 481 minke whales have...

USDA Sued to Compel Humane Handling of Birds at Slaughter

Thursday, August 13, 2020
Rochester, NY—Today, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and Farm Sanctuary sued the US Department of Agriculture in federal court for failing to require humane handling of poultry at slaughter, resulting in adulterated (i.e., damaged or...

Shark vs. Human: Who Is More Dangerous?

Monday, August 10, 2020
Washington, DC— As Shark Week kicks off this week, more than 200 restaurants across the United States and Canada are exacerbating the rapid decline in shark species by continuing to serve an expensive soup made...

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