February 7, 2014
Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell issued a formal declaration that Iceland is undermining the effectiveness of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora and its prohibition on international commercial trade in whale products.
February 5, 2014
Authorities undertook the mass killing of street dogs in a misguided effort to “beautify and sanitize” Sochi as they welcomed Olympic athletes and visitors to their city.
February 4, 2014
In response to reports that officials in the city of Sochi, Russia hired a company to kill stray animals ahead of the Olympics, HSI urged President Putin to stop the culling.
January 30, 2014
The European Parliament's Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee adopted a report supporting improving animal welfare provisions in the proposed EU regulation on invasive alien species.
January 29, 2014
HSI had recommendations to improve a European Commission proposal for an EU Regulation on the control and management of invasive alien species.
January 23, 2014
HSI/UK is campaigning to end the private keeping of primates and the associated trade in these animals.
January 17, 2014
Humane Society International/UK urged the UK parliament to ban the keeping of primates as pets. Most recent estimates suggest that upwards of 9,000 primates may be held as pets in the UK, but the true figure could be far higher as records are incomplete.
January 15, 2014
The European Parliament’s adoption of a strong resolution on wildlife crime, including a call for a European Union action plan, received praise from HSI.
January 14, 2014
HSI renewed calls for the European Union to issue a moratorium on the import and sale of North American horsemeat following the adoption of a strong and wide-ranging European Parliament report.
December 5, 2013
As the biennial meeting of the international Polar Bear Agreement began in Moscow, Russia, new data pointed to an unsustainable rise in hunting that threatens the species.