October 15, 2012
HSI/Canada applauds the decision by the Calgary City Council to pass a bylaw to ban the possession, trade, sale and distribution of shark fin products through first reading, thereby approving it in principle. Once the bylaw passes in January, Calgary will become the first municipality in Alberta, and the 15th in Canada, to ban shark fin products.
October 11, 2012
HSI/Canada welcomes the publication of a landmark veterinary report that concludes trade prohibitions on products of commercial seal hunts are justified on animal welfare grounds because of the inherent obstacles to humane slaughter in commercial sealing.
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.
October 5, 2012
Humane Society International/Canada Congratulates the Township of Langley for Ban on Shark Fin Trade
HSI/Canada is celebrating two victories for sharks, as the Township of Langley and the City of New Westminster in British Columbia ban the possession, trade, sale and distribution of shark fin products.
October 3, 2012
Major companies are standing up for pigs by announcing that they will be eliminating the use of gestation crates from their supply chains.
September 30, 2012
HSI/Canada, in partnership with the Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec and local law enforcement, rescued more than 500 dogs and puppies from a large-scale commercial breeding facility in Outaouais, Québec in September 2011. We checked in with the survivors one year later.
September 28, 2012
HSI/Canada Congratulates Union of British Columbia Municipalities for Passing Historic Resolution Calling for Provincial and Federal Shark Fin Bans
HSI/Canada congratulates the Union of British Columbia Municipalities for passing a historic resolution calling for the provincial government to ban the sale, trade and distribution of shark fins, and for the federal government to advance bill C-380 to ban the import of shark fins into Canada.
September 27, 2012
HSI/Canada commends more than 50 Chinese environment and animal protection groups who have sent an open letter to the Canadian Senate calling on Canada to respect Chinese values and stop exporting seal products to China.
September 25, 2012
Humane Society International/Canada held a press conference with Fin Donnelly, Member of Parliament, and a coalition of municipal representatives, to promote C-380, a federal bill to ban the import of shark fins into Canada.
September 24, 2012
HSI/Canada Condemns Harper Government’s Move to Proceed with Senseless WTO Challenge against the EU Seal Product Trade Ban
HSI/Canada condemns the Canadian government’s decision to proceed with a legal challenge at the World Trade Organisation against the European Union ban on seal product trade. The dispute has been pending since Canada and Norway initiated the challenge in November 2009.