Animal Welfare Institute

The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), founded in 1951, works to reduce the sum total of pain and fear inflicted on animals by humans. In the organization’s early years our particular emphasis was on the desperate needs of animals used for experimentation. Since then we expanded the scope of our work to address many other areas of animal suffering. Today one of our greatest areas of emphasis is cruel animal factories, which raise and slaughter pigs, cows, chickens and other animals. Another major AWI effort is our quest to end the torture inflicted on furbearing animals. AWI protects animals in laboratories including promotion of development of non-animal testing methods and prevention of painful experiments on animals by high school students.

Address: P.O. Box 3650
Washington, DC 20027