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.
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.