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Ban Stands Again

The European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee has rejected amendments that would have reintroduced a controversial exemption for products of so-called Marine Resource Management hunts (seal culls).

Despite special interests' lobbying


  • February 21, 2017

    Unauthorised drug found in Canadian horsemeat

    Belgium has notified the European Commission that authorities found oxyphenylbutazone, which is a banned substance in food-producing animals in the EU, in chilled horsemeat from Canada. The substance is widely administered to horses, particularly in the United States.

  • February 8, 2017

    Stop investing in animal suffering

    MEPs Martin Häusling (Greens/EFA) and Isabella De Monte (S&D) joined HSI in their call for greater collaboration with regard to animal welfare and investment policy in the European Union.

  • January 18, 2017

    Banned substance found in Brazilian horsemeat

    The recent discovery of naproxen in Brazilian horsemeat has led HSI/Europe to sound the alarm bell about the safety of horsemeat imports from outside the European Union. This substance, which is prohibited for use in food animals, was identified in horse meat shipped from Brazil to Belgium.

  • January 18, 2017

    Lucky escape for eight dogs rescued from South Korean dog meat farm by charity and flown to UK for adoption

    A group of eight dogs arrived safely at Heathrow Airport after being saved by HSI from their lives of misery on a South Korean dog meat farm.

  • January 4, 2017

    Join our call for a Fur-Free Britain

    The UK imports fur from countries whose fur farm conditions are as bad, or worse, than those we outlawed domestically. Where is all this imported fur going?

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