March 17, 2017
Horrific video emerges from Namibia of leopard brutally attacked by dogs then bludgeoned to death with an axe as men watch and laugh
Shocking video from Namibia emerged of a wild leopard, caught in a trap, being savagely attacked by a pack of dogs on government-owned property and then mercilessly bludgeoned to death by a group of men, in what is believed to be an example of ‘problem-causing animal’ control in the country.
February 14, 2017
Proposed regulation to allow rhino horn trade and export in South Africa could worsen trafficking crisis, says Humane Society International
Amidst a continuing rhino poaching and rhino horn trafficking crisis, last week South Africa proposed a new regulation to allow domestic trade and export of rhino horn purchased in the country.
February 1, 2017
An economic study released finds that trophy hunters have grossly overstated the contribution of big game hunting to eight African economies and that overall tourism in Africa dwarfs trophy hunting as a source of revenue.
January 31, 2017
Killing of 280 South African animals to raise more than US$1 million for American hunting group’s anti-wildlife agenda
The Safari Club International will auction off the killing of animals in South Africa, valued at more than US$1 million, which will go toward funding SCI, one of the world’s largest trophy hunting advocacy groups.
January 19, 2017
South Africa recommends annual 800 captive-bred lion skeleton export quota, ignoring global calls to shut down cruel captive lion breeding industry
HSI and Pippa Hankinson, producer of the film Blood Lions, decried the decision to allow the export of 800 captive-bred lion skeletons from South Africa.
November 14, 2016
McDonald’s South Africa announced plans to switch to 100 percent cage-free eggs in its supply chain by 2025—a move that will spare thousands of animals each year from life inside cramped cages.
October 3, 2016
There was mostly good news, but also some disappointing outcomes, coming from Johannesburg and the 2016 meeting of delegates from 183 nations at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
October 3, 2016
CITES News: Rhinos saved from disastrous Swaziland proposal to legalise horn trade on same day African elephants lose out on CITES Appendix I protection
HSI applauded CITES Parties for defeating a proposal by Swaziland to sell existing stocks of rhinoceros horn and horn harvested from the 74 living rhinos in the country to licensed retailers in Asia. The rhino news followed a devastatingly disappointing decision to reject the up-listing of all African elephants to Appendix I despite a clear conservation need.
September 22, 2016
Just in time for World Rhino Day, HSI and 27 leading wildlife organisations sent an urgent appeal to the King of Swaziland, asking him to withdraw a proposal to legalize the international trade in rhino horn, warning that demand across Asia for rhino horn is driving the species towards extinction.
August 12, 2016
In light of the upcoming CITES meeting, more than 26 interfaith leaders and organizations wrote to EU Ministers of Environment on World Elephant Day to call for their support to protect African elephants.