January 28, 2013
HSl/UK was delighted to welcome a pledge from DEFRA’s environment minister Richard Benyon that the United Kingdom will support efforts to ban international global trade in polar bears and their parts.
January 23, 2013
HSI congratulates the European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety for voicing strong support for increasing protection of imperilled species such as polar bears, manatees, sharks and manta rays.
January 21, 2013
A host of celebrities joined with Humane Society International/UK in writing an open letter to DEFRA Minister Richard Benyon urging him to be a champion for the polar bear by supporting a proposed ban on international trade in polar bears and their parts.
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.