Every day, we're fighting the worldwide injustice of animal cruelty. While every culture has different beliefs and customs, some practices deserve no tolerance.

Bullfighting Cruelty: Not So Entertaining

A bullfight is not entertainment, but rather a spectacle of animal cruelty in three acts.

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  • Bull Fiestas

    Events like fire bull fiestas and Toro de la Vega promote cruelty as entertainment. Help cancel them permanently. Learn More

  • Bullfighting

    Every year, approximately 250,000 bulls are killed in bullfights. You can help by not attending bullfights. Learn More

  • Horse Slaughter

    Due to their sensitive nature and flight response, there is no humane way to slaughter horses for food. All kinds of horses meet this fate, but you can help. Learn More

  • Dogfighting

    The dogfighting industry profits from the pain of dogs forced to live in isolation and fight to the death. Join our efforts to stop it. Learn More

  • Working Equines

    Welfare issues often arise for working equines due to lack of access to veterinary care and challenging environments. We're training owners and animal health workers to improve treatment.Learn More

Confronting Cruelty News

  • December 15, 2014

    Les chats sauvés pourraient avoir une famille pour les Fêtes

    Humane Society International/Canada est heureuse d’annoncer que la centaine de chats ayant reçu des soins dans un refuge d’urgence depuis 12 mois auront quitté le refuge pour le temps des Fêtes. HSI/Canada contribuait aux soins de ces animaux saisis par le ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec.

  • December 12, 2014

    Cats Rescued from Neglect Could be in New Homes for the Holidays

    One hundred cats rescued from different neglect situations will leave a Humane Society International/Canada emergency shelter before the holidays following 12 months of care. HSI/Canada has been assisting with the care of these animals seized by the Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec.

  • December 11, 2014

    Government of Maharashtra Urged to Stop Illegal Cockfighting in Thane District

    HSI sent a letter to Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Collector of Thane urging the government to end cockfighting in that state. The request was in response to an illegal cockfighting event scheduled to be held in Ulhasnagar, Maharashtra on Jan. 2, 2015.

  • December 8, 2014

    EU Suspends Mexican Horsemeat Imports After Food Safety Concerns

    The European Commission implemented a conditional ban of the import of horsemeat from Mexico following a series of audits by the Food and Veterinary Office. The audits consistently identified serious problems with the lack of traceability of horses slaughtered for EU export with origins in the United States and Mexico, particularly regarding veterinary medical treatment records.

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