November 22, 2013
The European Union’s €70.2 billion scientific research and innovation funding and policy framework, Horizon 2020, was adopted by the European Parliament in plenary session.
March 4, 2013
Horizon 2020 offers the EU a unique opportunity to lead the world in truly groundbreaking health research—an area of science that has struggled to make progress on important diseases such as cancer, asthma and degenerative neurological disorders. These difficulties are attributable in large part to the limitations of research that uses mice and other animals as “models” for human biology.
November 16, 2012
Lush Cosmetics Awards Humane Society International Prize for ‘Outstanding’ Work to End Cruel and Outdated Animal Testing for Pesticides
HSI received £40,000 for being selected to win in the lobbying category for leadership of a successful two-year campaign that dramatically reduced animal-testing requirements under Europe’s new regulations for non-food pesticides.
October 12, 2012
Stakeholders call on the European Union to support substantial, dedicated funding for this critically important area through its Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for research and innovation.
October 10, 2012
HSI Calls for Transatlantic Partnership to Revolutionise Drug, Chemical and Human Health Research and Replace Animal Testing
HSI is calling for the EU and the US to form a groundbreaking transatlantic research partnership to bolster the technology revolution taking place in pharmaceutical and chemical safety testing using cutting-edge non-animal techniques.
April 20, 2012
Humane Society International and The Humane Society of the United States Applaud Major Reduction in Animal Experimentation in India
Humane Society International applauds India’s decision to require the use of non-animal tools in place of dissections and live animal experiments for research.
August 22, 2011
Resolution Presented at International Forum Calling on Research Institutions to Develop Animal Testing Alternatives
A resolution calling for research institutions around the world to develop and publicize strategies to replace, reduce and refine their use of animals in experimentation was presented for endorsement to attendees at the 8th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences.
August 5, 2011
On Eve of ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ Premiere, Jane Goodall and HSI UK Urge British Authorities to Hold Firm on Great Ape Research Ban
Dr. Jane Goodall joined HSI UK in urging the British government to stand firm and maintain its current support for not using great apes in research when the new European Union animal experiments directive is transposed into national legislation.
July 19, 2011
HSI UK expressed disappointment in what appeared to be a missed opportunity by the government to advance humane science without animal suffering.
February 23, 2011
HSI Europe Disappointed by EU Commission’s Failure to Commit to Upholding 2013 Ban on Animal-Tested Cosmetics
HSI Europe reacted strongly following a meeting with European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy John Dalli, who revealed that he would not commit to supporting a legislative ban on selling animal-tested cosmetics.
December 7, 2010
In December 2010, HSI UK welcomed signals that Britain's Coalition Government was set to announce plans for a national strategy to reduce animal procedures.
September 8, 2010
In September 2010, HSI welcomed final adoption of a new EU law on animal experiments as a boost for animal welfare and the development of humane alternatives, but warned that to make meaningful improvements, member states would have to rigorously enforce the new rules.
July 27, 2010
HSI reacted strongly to Home Office statistics released in July 2010 revealing no significant decrease in animal experiments conducted in Britain, still totalling 3.6 million experiments in 2009.
June 22, 2010
HSI praised Members of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee for taking important steps to curb biocide regulations that contain some of the most “excessive and archaic” animal test requirements in EU law.
October 21, 2009
In late October 2009, the world's first cyber-protest for animals in laboratories was presented to Members of Parliament at the Parliamentary Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals meeting to discuss the revision of the EU animal experiments law, Directive 86/609.