December 8, 2014
The European Commission implemented a conditional ban of the import of horsemeat from Mexico following a series of audits by the Food and Veterinary Office. The audits consistently identified serious problems with the lack of traceability of horses slaughtered for EU export with origins in the United States and Mexico, particularly regarding veterinary medical treatment records.
November 26, 2014
O Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento (MAPA) assinou ontem um acordo de cooperação técnica com a Associação Brasileira de Criadores de Suínos (ABCS) e está negociando um protocolo de intenções com a Comissão Europeia para fomentar a transição para sistemas que não usam gaiolas de gestação para porcas reprodutoras.
November 7, 2014
HSI and HSUS scientists and policy experts are working behind-the-scenes, changing laws and regulations across the globe to replace decades-old animal tests with modern alternatives.One of HSI’s top areas of focus has been on reforming Europe’s chemicals law, known as REACH.
September 29, 2014
Kate Nash & Leona Lewis Donate Bunny Selfies to #BeCrueltyFree Campaign to End Cosmetics Animal Testing
Award-winning British singer-songwriters Kate Nash and Leona Lewis donated bunny selfies and joined with bunny lovers from all over the world to say, ‘Bunnies are for cuddling, not cosmetics testing” on International Rabbit Day.
September 11, 2014
Humane Society International Calls on the International Whaling Commission to Curb Violations of Global Moratorium
With the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission set to begin 15 September in Portoroz, Slovenia, pro-conservation countries prepared once again to take on Japan and other pro-whaling nations.
September 9, 2014
The government’s badger cull started once again in Gloucestershire and Somerset despite overwhelming scientific and expert evidence that last year’s pilot culls were both inhumane and ineffective. Humane Society International/UK reacted strongly to the news.
September 4, 2014
Members of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted to halt EU funding funneled to those who breed bulls for bullfights. Humane Society International welcomed the vote and, in advance of a full plenary vote, called on all MEPs to speak out against the bloodsport.
August 26, 2014
HSI/UK Deeply Saddened as Natural England Issues Authorisation Letters for Badger Cull to Begin in Gloucestershire and Somerset
HSI/UK was deeply saddened that Natural England issued letters allowing badger culls to go ahead in Gloucestershire and Somerset.
August 21, 2014
HSI warned against keeping turtles as pets and issues a call for the inclusion of various turtle species on the forthcoming list of invasive alien species of European Union concern ahead of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film release in Europe.
August 20, 2014
As Badger Cull Looms, HSI UK Urges DEFRA to Extend Badger Vaccination Scheme to Offer Farmers An Effective, Humane Alternative to Shooting Badgers
HSI UK urged DEFRA to expand its limited Badger Edge Vaccination Funding Scheme to high-risk areas to offer farmers a genuinely effective, humane and science-led alternative to culling.