October 29, 2012
Now that the government has announced a postponement of the badger cull and Members of Parliament have debated and voted overwhelmingly against the cull taking place, HSI/UK has pledged to work to ensure that this stay of execution becomes a permanent end to the cull.
October 23, 2012
As environment secretary Owen Paterson announced a postponement of the government's badger cull plans until next year, Mark Jones, HSI's executive director, pledged to continue to work until culling plans are ended for good.
October 21, 2012
A new IpSoS MORI opinion poll commissioned by the UK’s Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, has revealed a significant decline in UK public support for experiments on live animals—the lowest support since 1999.
October 14, 2012
A group of veterinarians, including HSI UK’s Executive Director Mark Jones, has written an open letter Owen Paterson, Secretary of State at the UK’s Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, to express their concern that the slaughter of badgers will result in widespread animal suffering.
October 12, 2012
Stakeholders call on the European Union to support substantial, dedicated funding for this critically important area through its Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for research and innovation.
October 10, 2012
HSI Calls for Transatlantic Partnership to Revolutionise Drug, Chemical and Human Health Research and Replace Animal Testing
HSI is calling for the EU and the US to form a groundbreaking transatlantic research partnership to bolster the technology revolution taking place in pharmaceutical and chemical safety testing using cutting-edge non-animal techniques.
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.
October 8, 2012
The European Parliament’s Committee on Petitions debated a 20,000+ signature petition submitted by Humane Society International, urging MEPs to defend the EU’s trade ban on products from commercial seal hunts, in place since 2010. Canada, which has an annual commercial seal slaughter that has resulted in the deaths of more than two million seals in the past decade alone, is challenging the EU ban at the World Trade Organisation.
September 24, 2012
HSI Condemns Canadian Government’s Move to Proceed with Senseless WTO Challenge against the EU Seal Product Trade Ban
HSI condemns the Canadian government’s decision to proceed with a legal challenge at the World Trade Organisation against the European Union ban on seal product trade. The dispute has been pending since Canada and Norway initiated the challenge in November 2009.
September 19, 2012
HSI Statement on Confusing EP Fisheries Committee Vote to Adopt Shark Finning Report with Discrepancies
HSI applauds the European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee for rejecting the majority of critical amendments to a cynical, industry-driven report, which sought to preserve a key loophole in the European Union’s current shark finning legislation.