May 4, 2016
In a strong warning to elephant poachers, Kenya sent 105 tons of ivory up in flames this past Saturday, April 30.
May 1, 2016
HSI/Europe applauded the French Environment Minister Ségolène Royal for announcing her intention to implement a ban on ivory trade in all French territories and stating her support for similar measures at an EU level.
April 29, 2016
HSI/Europe applauded the Dutch State Secretary for Economic Affairs for banning the import of hunting trophies from approximately 200 species to the Netherlands. The European Union is the second largest trophy importer in the world, following the United States, and this now means the Netherlands has the most comprehensive trophy import ban in the EU.
April 21, 2016
HSI commended South Africa for scrapping a controversial and misguided proposal to legalize the international trade in rhino horn
April 6, 2016
HSI/Canada applauded the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry for scrapping a plan to allow increased killing of wolves and coyotes across the province. The poorly-conceived proposal was branded as an effort to protect moose populations, yet even the province’s own data showed that the indiscriminate killing of predators is not an effective wildlife management practice.
March 22, 2016
Read a statement from Kitty Block, senior vice president of HSI, responding to a new rule proposed by the United States that would address Mexico’s challenge to the U.S. Dolphin Safe label at the WTO.
March 17, 2016
SeaWorld announced in cooperation with The HSUS that it will end all breeding of its orcas and it won’t obtain additional orcas from other sources, along with a number other positive changes for animals.
March 8, 2016
Un nouveau projet de loi apporterait des améliorations importantes aux lois sur le bien-être animal du Canada
Le député libéral Nathaniel Erskine-Smith a présenté le projet de loi C-246, la Loi sur la modernisation des mesures de protection des animaux, avec l’appui d'une coalition des principaux groupes de protection des animaux canadiens.
March 4, 2016
An undercover investigation by The HSUS and HSI discovered that the illegal ivory trade is flourishing in Hawaii, with ivory dealers and businesses giving pointers to customers about how to skirt federal law to smuggle ivory out of the country without required permits.
March 3, 2016
A new report shows that the online trade in ivory and related wildlife products is rampant in Hawaii, which remains one of the United States’ major markets for ivory.