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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
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.
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).
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.