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Animal Welfare Institute

American Humane Certified Is Out of Step on the Meaning of "Humane"

Dena Jones | Posted 07.28.2015 | Green
Dena Jones

American Humane Certified is also the only non-industry program to significantly lower its animal care standards over time, and the only animal welfare certification program to allow continuous confinement of egg-laying hens in cages.

Arin Greenwood

Barbie Quits SeaWorld In Move Hailed As Victory For Animal Welfare

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 04.29.2015 | Green

Being a killer whale trainer at SeaWorld was once a dream job, befitting the sort of worldly blonde who lives in a dream house. No more. Barbie see...

I'm So Glad This Animal Welfare Group Is Donating Children's Books to Domestic Violence Shelters

Jen Reeder | Posted 01.26.2015 | Impact
Jen Reeder

The other day I heard some news that made my heart do a happy dance: the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) recently donated picture books about pets to children in over 600 domestic violence shelters across the U.S.

From Killer Looks to No-Kill to Nabbing a Kitten Killer: The Barbi Twins Connect the Dots to Save Animals

Joan K. Smith | Posted 10.29.2014 | Impact
Joan K. Smith

What do stray cats and the ocean have to do with each other? Quite a bit in the current work of Shane and Sia Barbi, better known as the Barbi Twin...

First Restaurant Certified 'Animal Welfare Approved'

Posted 12.23.2011 | Green

A restaurant in upstate New York has become the first ever in the U.S. to be certified Animal Welfare Approved (AWA). Grazin', a 1950's-style diner in...