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
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March 14, 2017
HSI/Europe applauded the European Parliament for voting overwhelmingly in favour of a report on the responsible ownership and care of equine animals.
March 9, 2017
Following the brutal killing of a four-year-old male southern white rhinoceros named Vince in a zoo near Paris, HSI called on the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria to urgently review and improve security protection for vulnerable animals in light of the increased threat from the global poaching crisis.
March 7, 2017
HSI applauds Switzerland for prohibiting the trade in products of commercial, non-indigenous seal hunts (including seal skins, oil, meat and organs). The decision aligns Switzerland with the European Union ban that has been in place since 2009.
March 2, 2017
The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of a robust report concerning EU Common Commercial Policy in the context of wildlife sustainability imperatives.
February 21, 2017
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.