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December 22, 2015
While the COP 21 agreement did not address emissions from farm animals, observers and negotiators filled the room for HSI's official side-event, "Meat: the big omission from the talks on emissions."
August 10, 2015
HSI issued letters urging South Africa and Namibia to abandon cruel and wasteful trophy hunting in favor of non-consumptive ecotourism.
August 5, 2015
HSI called on UPS, FedEx, South African Airways and others to adopt an immediate ban on the transport of hunting trophies in the wake of the death of Cecil the lion.
December 1, 2014
Canadian Political Parties Encouraged to Address Serious Impacts of Animal Agriculture on Climate Change
HSI/Canada called on the Canadian delegation to the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to work with other nations to combat human-induced climate change by addressing the significant impacts of animal agriculture on the environment.
June 11, 2014
Record Number of Migratory Sharks and Rays to be Considered for Protection by United Nations Conservation Agreement
HSI and Defenders of Wildlife applauded the proposed protections for 21 species of migratory sharks and rays submitted by member countries of the United Nations Convention on Migratory Species.
March 31, 2014
The ICJ ruled that Japan's southern ocean whaling activities were in breach of the International Convention on the Regulation of Whaling.
March 31, 2014
Lee la declaración de HSI y HSUS acerca del fallo de la Corte Internacional de Justicia sobre la legalidad del programa japonés de cacería de ballenas.