July 31, 2014
Four years after strict import requirements for products of animal origin entered into force in the European Union, Humane Society International renewed its call to the European Commission to halt the import of horsemeat from outside the EU.
July 14, 2014
Meg Mathews & Anaïs Gallagher Say No to Cosmetics Animal Testing in Cute Selfies for the Be Cruelty-Free Campaign
Meg Mathews and daughter Anaïs Gallagher teamed up for selfies with a heart to support HSI’s Be Cruelty-Free campaign to end cruel animal testing of cosmetics.
July 10, 2014
UK Animal Experiments at 4.12million High – “Devastating Blow for Animal Welfare, a Crisis for Medical Research” says HSI UK
HSI issued a statement responding to UK Home Office figures revealing a rise in the number of animal experiments, despite a government pledge to reduce animal use for medical research.
June 19, 2014
Potential negative impacts on protected wildlife caused by the badger cull are in breach of the Bern Convention, claim a group of British wildlife protection organisations.
June 10, 2014
A report published by the UK Parliament’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee said a future ban on keeping primates as pets in UK homes may be considered if welfare improvements cannot be achieved through the current system.
May 22, 2014
The WTO upheld the EU's right to prohibit trade in the products of commercial seal hunts for public moral reasons based on animal welfare.
May 22, 2014
The World Trade Organization ruled in regards to the Canadian and Norwegian appeal of a 2013 WTO Panel decision in favour of the European Union ban on seal product trade.
May 21, 2014
Failing Animal Research is Delaying Cures for Alzheimer’s Disease, Says New Paper in Drug Discovery Today
A decade of Alzheimer’s disease research dominated by artificially creating symptoms in genetically modified mice has failed to find a single cure that works in human patients, and could be delaying progress towards effective treatments, says a paper published in Drug Discovery Today.
May 12, 2014
EBRD Sets Milestone for Animal Welfare: Adopts Rules to Stop Financing Extreme Confinement of Farm Animals
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development updated its Environmental and Social Policy to ensure that projects meet or exceed EU animal welfare laws when funding agribusiness projects. The revised standards follow a report published last year by the HSI, Compassion in World Farming and Four Paws that exposed numerous investments in extreme farm animal confinement practices in non-EU countries.
April 16, 2014
The European Parliament approved a first reading agreement on an EU invasive species Regulation on that included many of HSI's animal welfare recommendations, but also a potential loophole for American mink.