The latest news about our animal protection work in China.
June 28, 2013
Be Cruelty-Free Campaign to End Cosmetics Animal Testing in China Launches with Pop Singer Wang Feifei, NGOs and Industry
Be Cruelty-Free, the world’s largest campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics globally, has launched in China to promote beauty without animal suffering. Humane Society International, Chinese NGOs and academic scientists, global retailer LUSH Cosmetics and Chinese pop singer Wang Feifei, are calling for China to end its mandatory testing of cosmetics on live animals.
June 17, 2013
HSI CEO and President Andrew Rowan, Ph.D., sent letters urging Chinese Ambassadors to work with officials in Yulin, Guangxi province, to end an inhumane annual event known as the Yulin Dog Meat Festival, where tens of thousands of dogs are bludgeoned to death in the streets for meat consumption.
June 10, 2013
Animal groups sent a letter to Chinese customs officials thanking them for intercepting a massive amount of ivory smuggled from Africa and for the subsequent conviction of three men.
May 9, 2013
HSI urged companies to come clean and join forces with Be Cruelty-Free to end animal-tested cosmetics.
February 20, 2013
China's dog meat trade is opposed by its swelling animal protection community.
January 25, 2013
HSI works with the China Association of Zoological Gardens to improve conditions for animals in Chinese zoos.
December 27, 2012
HSI and the Jane Goodall Institute China’s Roots and Shoots Beijing Program awarded six Chinese student groups USD$150 to USD$300 for designing and implementing outreach events to mobilize their communities to eschew shark fins.
October 9, 2012
Humane Society International, along with animal protection groups in the United Kingdom and China, and global film star Sir Roger Moore, have succeeded in stopping the construction of a massive foie gras production facility in China’s Jiangxi Province. The project was to be financed by UK- registered company Creek Projects Investments Ltd. China’s Central People’s Broadcasting Station, quoting a local government official, confirmed an end to the planned facility.
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.
July 31, 2012
Many consumers shop under the assumption that cosmetics animal suffering is a thing of the past, but thousands of animals are still used to test cosmetic chemicals.