Since 1951, the Animal Welfare Institute has been dedicated to reducing animal suffering caused by people. We seek better treatment of animals everywhere - in the laboratory, on the farm, at home, and in the wild. Through engagement with policymakers, scientists, industry, and the public, AWI seeks to abolish factory farms, support high-welfare family farms, and achieve humane slaughter for animals raised for food; improve the housing and handling of animals in research, and encourage the development and implementation of alternatives to experimentation on live animals; end the use of steel-jaw leghold traps and reform other brutal methods of capturing and killing wildlife; preserve species threatened with extinction, and protect wildlife from harmful exploitation and destruction of critical habitat; protect companion animals from cruelty and violence, including appalling conditions in commercial trade; and prevent injury and death of animals caused by harsh transport conditions.
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