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May 14, 2014, 15:50 ET

USDA Fails To Verify Food Label Claims, Says Animal Welfare Institute

A new report reveals the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is failing to verify the accuracy of label claims on meat and poultry products sold in...

Feb 12, 2014, 08:00 ET

Chicken Industry's Revised Animal Care Standards Are Weak, Says Animal Welfare Organization

Today, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) sent a letter to Mike Brown, president of the National Chicken Council (NCC), condemning the trade...

Oct 17, 2013, 16:51 ET

Groups Seek to Protect Endangered Red Wolves in Recovery Area from Deadly Mistaken Identity

Conservation organizations today challenged North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission's authorization of coyote hunting—including by...

Jun 18, 2013, 09:28 ET

Endangered Fin Whale Killed in Iceland

 The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) announces an Icelandic media report that the Icelandic whaling company Hvalur hf has killed an endangered...

Jun 05, 2013, 17:55 ET

National Academy Report Finds Serious Fault with BLM's Wild Horse and Burro Management Program

The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) welcomes a new report by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) that clearly indicates the need for a major...

Jun 04, 2013, 10:04 ET

Animal Welfare Institute Petitions USDA to Make Slaughter More Humane

The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) has submitted a petition to the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) requesting that the agency...

Feb 08, 2013, 18:40 ET

Animal Welfare Institute: Modoc County Sheriff Goes Rogue, Vows to Defy Federal Laws During Coyote Hunt

Hunt Continues Despite Public Opposition, Concerns over California's Lone Wolf  The Animal Welfare Institute, Project Coyote and the...

Feb 07, 2013, 18:33 ET

Thousands of Californians Speak Out Against Coyote-killing Contest

State Wildlife Officials Agree to Precautionary Measures Requested by Conservation Groups to Protect Wolves During Hunt & to Consider Changes...

Feb 01, 2013, 09:04 ET

State Asked to Halt Coyote-hunting Contest Planned for California's Modoc County Feb. 8-10

Hunt Risks Killing Endangered Wolves, Breaking New Wildlife Law  A coalition of more than 20 wildlife conservation organizations,...

Jan 14, 2013, 17:38 ET

Animal Welfare Institute: Federal Inspectors Uncover Animal Cruelty and Deception at California Biotech

 The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) today called upon Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to immediately revoke the dealer license of Santa...

Nov 26, 2012, 12:31 ET

Court Halts N.C. Spotlighting of Coyotes After 4th Endangered Red Wolf Shot

A North Carolina court halted a temporary state rule that allowed spotlight hunting of coyotes at night in the five-county area of eastern North...

Oct 05, 2012, 17:18 ET

California Fish & Game Commission accepts "Candidate" Status for the Gray Wolf under California Endangered Species Act

California moved one step closer to protecting the gray wolf under the California Endangered Species Act. On October 3rd the California Fish...

Sep 19, 2012, 13:02 ET

Cattle deaths lead US groups to demand suspension of livestock trade between Russian Federation and the United States

 The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) are urging the Russian Federation to suspend imports of cattle by...

Sep 07, 2012, 17:14 ET

Groups Challenge N.C. Spotlighting of Coyotes near Endangered Red Wolves

 Accidental shootings resulting in death or injury are a primary concern outlined in a court challenge filed today against an illegal...

Aug 09, 2012, 13:33 ET

Animal Welfare Groups Demand Action After 400 Pregnant Cattle from US Die en Route to Russia

The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and Compassion in World Farming are calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to take immediate...

May 17, 2012, 10:58 ET

USDA Helps Industrial Farms Claim Humane and Con Consumers, Says AWI

   The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) today requested a USDA Inspector General audit of the USDA Process Verified Program, which...

Oct 26, 2011, 17:39 ET

Illegal Trade in Whale Meat from Iceland's International Airport Exposed

Animal protection groups call on U.S. for decisive action Defying a worldwide ban on trade in whale products, Iceland is openly selling whale...

Jun 29, 2011, 09:00 ET

AWI Asks Retailers to Consider Animal Welfare in Choosing Meat Suppliers

The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) is encouraging grocery store and restaurant chains to monitor the animal welfare record of their meat suppliers...

Jun 03, 2011, 11:55 ET

California Schools Leading Race to Stop Dissections

Seven California schools have accepted a challenge by the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) to discontinue all animal dissections and lead the way to...

Apr 26, 2011, 10:57 ET

California High School Accepts Challenge to Stop Animal Dissections

Rancho Verde High School in Moreno Valley, CA is the first school to accept a challenge by the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) to discontinue animal...