December 11, 2014
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
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.
November 28, 2014
HSI put forth tremendous effort to stop the sacrifice of 500,000 animals at the Gadhimai Temple in Nepal.
November 26, 2014
HSI and its partners are making remarkable progress to halt the Gadhimai festival in Nepal, the largest religious sacrifice spectacle in the world, where nearly half a million animals could be hacked to death later this week.
November 20, 2014
India Confiscates Hundreds of Animals at Nepal Border as Illegal Transport Ban Takes Effect Ahead of Gadhimai Festival
HSI undertook a special mission to Nepal in collaboration with People for Animals and Animal Welfare Network Nepal where they met the President and the Prime Minister of Nepal, as well as Temple officials to call for a suspension of the sacrifice of half a million buffalo, goats and hens at this year's Gadhimai festival.
November 4, 2014
The Ministry of Home Affairs ordered all field formations of Sashastra Seema Bal to prevent cattle transport without license. The order comes a few weeks before the Gadhimai festival where more than 500,000 animals, most originating from India, could be sacrificed in Nepal.
October 20, 2014
Supreme Court of India Intervenes to Save Thousands of Animals from Nepal’s Brutal Gadhimai Festival Sacrifice
The Supreme Court of India passed an interim order directing the Union of India to prevent the illegal movement of animals across the border from India to Nepal, to be sacrificed at the Gadhimai Festival.
September 23, 2014
President of World Council of Arya Samaj, Swami Agnivesh, urged Hindu devotees to stop the barbaric practice of sacrificing hundreds of thousands of animals on the occasion of the Gadhimai Festival in Nepal. Agnivesh joins Humane Society International and Animal Welfare Network Nepal in calling for an end to the slaughter.
September 4, 2014
Members of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted to halt EU funding funneled to those who breed bulls for bullfights. Humane Society International welcomed the vote and, in advance of a full plenary vote, called on all MEPs to speak out against the bloodsport.
August 21, 2014
100,000 INR Reward Offered for Information Leading to Conviction of the Person Brutally Kicking a Dog
HSI/India offered a reward of up to INR 100,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person kicking the dog in a video circulated widely on Facebook.