January 16, 2013
In January 2013, the Animal Welfare Board of India issued an advisory to all state governments against granting permission for dolphinariums after HSI and partners presented evidence of the many problems associated with them.
January 10, 2013
HSI/Canada applauded the people of Inukjuak for their compassionate response to the plight of up to one dozen orcas trapped in sea ice off their shores.
December 27, 2012
HSI and the Jane Goodall Institute China’s Roots and Shoots Beijing Program awarded six Chinese student groups USD$150 to USD$300 for designing and implementing outreach events to mobilize their communities to eschew shark fins.
December 21, 2012
Humane Society International announced its delight that the Permanent Representatives Committee had endorsed the Council of the European Union’s position on the EU shark finning ban.
December 11, 2012
Humane Society International/Canada is celebrating another victory for sharks after the New Westminster City Council unanimously passed a ban on the trade, sale and distribution of shark fins.
December 6, 2012
HSl/Canada is renewing calls for Members of Parliament to support Bill C-380 to ban the import of shark fins into Canada in the wake of a CTV investigative report, which revealed 76 percent of samples from shark fins sold in Metro Vancouver originated from threatened species.
December 5, 2012
Read the statement from HSI Vice President Kitty Block, praising the government of South Korea for its decision to drop its controversial proposal to launch a lethal scientific whaling program in 2013.
December 3, 2012
The City Council of Duncan unanimously decided to ban the sale of shark fins, which will come into effect on Jan.1, 2013. With Duncan, there are now 12 municipalities that have passed shark fin bans in 2012 alone, bringing the total number in Canada up to 16.
December 1, 2012
An Ontario provincial court ruling struck down the by-law that bans the possession, sale, and consumption of shark fin products within the Toronto City limits.
November 28, 2012
On November 27, members of Parliament viewed Sharkwater, the award-winning documentary by Canadian filmmaker Rob Stewart that serves as a call to action in response to the threat that shark finning poses to all of our ocean ecosystems.