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Farm Bill Includes Major Victories for Animal Welfare

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Washington DC—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) commends the House-Senate conference committee for rejecting provisions that would have been harmful to animals in the final version of the Farm Bill, which was released last night, while...

Senate Votes Unanimously to Kill Sea Lions

Friday, December 07, 2018
Washington, DC—The US Senate voted by unanimous consent last night to pass the Endangered Salmon Predation Prevention Act (S. 3119), legislation that amends the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) in order to allow for the...

Federal Agency Sued Over SeaWorld Necropsy Reports

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Orlando, FL—Today, PETA, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), the International Marine Mammal Project of Earth Island Institute, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, Cetacean Society International, whale expert Dr. Lori Marino, PETA Foundation veterinarian Dr. Heather Rally...

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...

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