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  • February 18, 2015

    Animals Matter to British Voters

    Humane Society International/UK

    HSI/UK’s Executive Director Claire Bass urged all political parties to be more ambitious on animal policies because tackling cruelty and animal suffering matters to British voters.

  • February 7, 2014

    HSI UK Welcomes News of Funding for National Wildlife Crime Unit

    Humane Society International/UK

    HSl/UK welcomed news that government funding for the UK's National Wildlife Crime Unit has been guaranteed until 2016. The NWCU works to detect and prevent wildlife crime, assisting police forces in wildlife crime investigation and identifying local or national threats.

  • April 18, 2013

    Minister Rejects Calls for Close Season to Protect Hares

    Humane Society International/UK

    Environment Minister Richard Benyon rejected calls for a meeting to discuss the need for a statutory close season for hares, in order to protect pregnant and nursing does and their young during their sensitive breeding season.

  • June 21, 2012

    Talking Hares at the House of Commons

    Humane Society International/UK

    HSI UK co-hosted a reception to raise the important issue of the need for increased protection for hares at the House of Commons in London alongside colleagues from Conservatives Against Fox Hunting.

  • June 21, 2012

    Hare Persecution and Wildlife Crime

    Humane Society International/UK

    The fragmented 19th century legislation relating to hares is in urgent need of modernisation.

  • May 23, 2012

    Accessories Condoning Hare Coursing Withdrawn From Sale

    Humane Society International/UK

    HSI UK was appalled when the availability of cufflinks and other accessories bearing the words ‘I love hare coursing’ was brought to our attention. These items were being sold by a company called Sven Licht Manufactury of Berlin, and were being advertised on Amazon’s UK and International websites.

  • February 7, 2012

    Protection for Hares Introduced in Scotland

    Humane Society International/UK

    The first of February 2012 saw a watershed for hare protection in Scotland. The introduction of Wildlife and Natural Environment Act 2011 makes it an offence to intentionally or recklessly kill, injure or take brown hares from 1 February to 30 September, and mountain hares from 1 March to 31 July.