Press Releases

Inspector General Gives Free Pass to USDA's "Killing Program"

Thursday, October 15, 2015
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) program charged with resolving wildlife conflicts—but that perversely is responsible for killing millions of animals each year in the United States—received carte blanche from the USDA Office of Inspector...

Organizations Join Fight to Halt Florida's Black Bear Hunt

Friday, September 25, 2015
Tallahassee, Florida— Local, state and national animal protection and environmental organizations filed a “friend of the court” brief today in support of a lawsuit to stop the impending trophy hunt of Florida black bears, an...

Navy Agrees to Limit Underwater Assaults on Whales, Dolphins

Monday, September 14, 2015
HONOLULU— A federal court today entered an order settling two cases challenging the U.S. Navy’s training and testing activities off the coasts of Southern California and Hawai‘i, securing long-sought protections for whales, dolphins, and other...

Ad Campaign Urges Protection of Arctic from Commercial Whaling Trade

Monday, August 31, 2015
Anchorage, Alaska—A coalition of animal welfare and conservation organizations launched a two-week advertising campaign today on Alaska Dispatch News to coincide with the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience...

AWI Commends Introduction of CECIL Animal Trophies Act

Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Washington, DC — In light of the tragic illegal killing of Cecil the lion by an American dentist, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) commends the swift response by Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Cory Booker (D-NJ),...

USFWS Suspends Red Wolf Reintroductions in North Carolina

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC— The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) condemns today’s decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to suspend red wolf reintroductions pending additional review of the red wolf recovery program. USFWS intends to...