New Horse Slaughter Rules to Appear in Canada

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The Animal Welfare Institute thinks these new rules could be a blow to the horse slaughter industry, but only if actually implemented.

Ringling Brother Accused of Violating ESA

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The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Animal Welfare Institute and other activist groups say they will prove that Asian elephants are injured physically and emotionally by their treatment in the circu. Good. I don't care what anyone says, I can't stand circuses. And they certainly have no right to use endangered species as performers. These are ENDANGERED species.

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Ringling Brothers Wins Court Case Over Elephant Abuse

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The ASPCA, Born Free USA (Animal Protection Institute), Animal Welfare Institute, Fund for Animals along with former Ringling animal trainer Tom Rider had accused the circus of shackling, confining and striking elephants with bullhooks, which have a sharp steel hook at one end. Pretty heavy blow. US District Judge Emmet Sullivan signed the December 30 ruling in favor of Ringling's owner, Virginia-based Feld Entertainment Inc.

Research Animals Rescued from North Carolina Lab

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Quick work on the part of the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), in partnership with the Humane Society of the U.S. We applaud the dedicated efforts of animal welfare advocates who stepped up to take in these animals, and hope that the exposure of this situation will underscore the need for stricter enforcement to protect animals in research facilities." Awful story, but this is the reason I support PETA, even when they do wacky things sometimes.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

9, 2009 The writer is on the staff of the Farm Animal Program, Animal Welfare Institute To the Editor: The sentence in your Sept. 9 editorial “ Justice on the Farm ” describing a “visit to a duck farm in Sullivan County where workers toil through exhausting shifts to force feed poultry for foie gras” encapsulates one of the fundamental problems facing agriculture today: the perpetual chain of exploitation that occurs on many farms.