February 6, 2017
Humane Society International and The Humane Society of the United States are mourning the loss of renowned Canadian filmmaker and conservationist Rob Stewart, who was found dead following a deep sea scuba dive off the Florida Keys.
October 7, 2016
Plus de 80 députés votent en faveur d’une modernisation des lois sur la protection animale au Canada
Plus de 80 députés ont voté en faveur du projet de loi C-246, une loi sur la modernisation des mesures de protection des animaux, au cours de sa deuxième lecture à la Chambre des communes. Le projet de loi a été rejeté de justesse, mais l’immense soutien reçu tant par les politiques que les citoyens exprime clairement au gouvernement libéral qu’il est grand temps de prendre des mesures.
October 5, 2016
HSI/Canada urges Liberal government to strengthen animal welfare provisions following defeat of bill
HSI applauded Canadian MPs who voted for a bill to strengthen the animal welfare provisions in the Criminal Code. While the bill was narrowly defeated, the high level of political and public support for the initiative sent a strong message to the Liberal government that urgent action is needed.
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.
July 15, 2015
Jet Airways, Sashastra Seema Bal and Dr. Ashutosh Joshi (officer-in-charge of Uttarakhand State Animal Welfare Board) were conferred with the Leadership in Animal Welfare Award for their exemplary service to animals in the past year. Humane Society International/India and People for Animals jointly presented the awards.
March 19, 2015
Jet Airways – India’s largest international air carrier – was given the Henry Spira Humane Corporate Progress Award for the company’s role in ending the transport of shark fins from India to international shores.
November 6, 2014
Jet Airways instituted a policy against the shipment of shark fins, joining a growing number of major international carriers committed to protecting declining shark populations and marine ecosystems. HSI/India, which along with animal welfare and conservation groups had petitioned Jet Airways to end its role in the international trade in shark fins, applauded the policy.
September 24, 2014
Animal protection groups urged the Indian Ministry of Environment and Forests to support the shark and ray listings being proposed at the 11th meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention of Migratory Species.
July 23, 2014
In the wake of growing global concern over decreasing shark populations and degrading health of marine ecosystems, Humane Society International India has petitioned leading airlines in India to end their role in the international trade in shark fins.
June 11, 2014
Record Number of Migratory Sharks and Rays to be Considered for Protection by United Nations Conservation Agreement
HSI and Defenders of Wildlife applauded the proposed protections for 21 species of migratory sharks and rays submitted by member countries of the United Nations Convention on Migratory Species.
December 19, 2013
Most high-end restaurants in China continue to serve shark fins to customers despite the Chinese government’s move to phase out from official functions dishes with ingredients from threatened shark species.
August 26, 2013
India’s Ministry of Environment and Forests issued a ‘fins naturally attached’ policy requiring fisheries to land sharks in coastal states with their fins intact.
August 12, 2013
A citywide "Bye Bye Shark Fins! Cycling for Sharks" event in the heart of Beijing raised public awareness and support for sharks, whose numbers are declining worldwide due to the cruel shark finning trade.
August 8, 2013
The Animal Welfare Board of India, in recognizing the problem of cruel shark finning, has issued an advisory to all Indian coastal states fisheries to help end this practice by having fishermen land sharks with their fins naturally attached.
July 26, 2013
Taking effect on July 1, 2014, law A.1769b/S.1711b was passed to ban the possession, sale, trade and distribution of shark fins in New York.
June 6, 2013
The European Union finally closed the loopholes in the EU shark finning ban
May 9, 2013
Notable Fishermen’s Association Joins HSI/India In Calling for Shark ‘Fins Naturally Attached’ Policy
India’s Association of Deep Sea Going Artisanal Fishermen called on the government to adopt a ‘fins naturally attached’ policy in support of Humane Society International/India’s campaign to end the cruel and wasteful practice of shark finning.
May 6, 2013
The New York Legislature unanimously passed legislation in both chambers to end New York’s contribution to the dire collapse of shark populations worldwide.
April 18, 2013
The story of a couple who decided to stop eating dishes made with shark fin.
March 27, 2013
HSI/Canada is deeply disappointed by the failure of the federal government to support Bill C-380 to ban the import of shark fins into Canada at Second Reading.