November 14, 2012
HSI Praises EU Health Commissioner-Designate’s Comments on Europe’s 2013 Ban on Sales of Animal-Tested Cosmetics
HSI/EU welcomed European Union Health Commissioner-Designate Tonio Borg's endorsement for the full implementation of the March 2013 ban on sales of animal-tested cosmetics.
November 6, 2012
HSI has issued an urgent call for the European Commission to revise information requirements prescribed under its REACH chemicals law to substantially reduce animal testing while maintaining the same high level of regulatory scrutiny.
October 30, 2012
Members of the European Parliament have been urged to vote to protect sharks from finning when the issue is debated next month.
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.