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    Animal Welfare Institute

    AWI is a non-profit charitable organization founded in 1951 to reduce the sum total of pain and fear inflicted on animals by humans.
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    PO Box 3650
    Washington , DC 20027
    Phone: (703) 836-4300
    Fax: (703) 836-0400
    E-Mail: [email protected]

    Detailed Information:
    Specific goals are

    * Refinement of the housing and handling of laboratory animals;
    * Development and use of non-animal testing methods;
    * Prohibition on use of steel jaw leghold traps and reform of other cruel methods of controlling wildlife;
    * Preservation of species threatened with extinction;
    * Strict regulation of humane transport conditions for all animals; and
    * Reform of cruel production systems for the rearing of farm animals.

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