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14 Dec, 2016, 09:15 ET AWI Sues USDA for Failure to Prevent Suffering of Animals at Slaughter

The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for its unreasonable delay in responding...


18 Mar, 2015, 11:48 ET AWI Sheds Light on Gross Animal Welfare Violations in U.S. Live Animal Exports

 The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) stated that changes are needed to U.S. animal export to address the gross violations of international...


14 May, 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...


12 Feb, 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...


17 Oct, 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...


18 Jun, 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...


05 Jun, 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...


04 Jun, 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...


08 Feb, 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...


07 Feb, 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...


01 Feb, 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,...


14 Jan, 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...


26 Nov, 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...


05 Oct, 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...


19 Sep, 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...


07 Sep, 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...


09 Aug, 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...


17 May, 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...


29 Jun, 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...


03 Jun, 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...


26 Apr, 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...


22 Mar, 2011, 10:09 ET Willie & The Nelson Family Sing 'Wild Horses' - Country Music Legend Covers Stones Classic to Help Animal Welfare Institute Protect America's Horses

The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) is honored to announce the exclusive release of the Rolling Stones' classic "Wild Horses," performed and...


23 Feb, 2011, 08:00 ET USDA Urged to Adopt Rules to Ensure Animals for Export Are Fit to Travel

The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) have petitioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture...


20 Sep, 2010, 10:40 ET AWI Joins Forces with Shelters and Rescue Organizations: Hundreds of Animals Rescued from Lab Under Investigation for Abuse

An enormous victory was achieved for animals when nearly 200 dogs and 54 cats were rescued from a North Carolina animal testing facility that...


18 Sep, 2010, 15:33 ET Hundreds of Dogs and Cats Rescued From Lab

An enormous victory was achieved for animals this week when nearly 200 dogs and 54 cats were rescued from a North Carolina animal testing facility...