July 29, 2011
Government of Andhra Pradesh Directs Egg Producers to Discontinue Starvation Force Molting of Laying Hens
HSI applauded the government of Andhra Pradesh for its decisive move to ensure the enforcement of the Animal Welfare Board of India's order to immediately discontinue starvation force molting regimes.
July 28, 2011
HSI and Animal Welfare Board of India Ask Commerce Minister to Prohibit FDI that Introduces Intensive Farming Systems
HSI and the Animal Welfare Board of India asked the Minister of Commerce & Industry to prohibit foreign direct investment for the rearing of animals in cages, crates, or other forms of intensive confinement that violate the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act of 1960.
July 21, 2011
Government of Rajasthan Directs Egg Producers to Discontinue Starvation Force Molting of Laying Hens
The director of animal husbandry for the government of Rajasthan directed the state’s veterinary officers, all district SPCAs, and all district collectors to ensure that the state’s egg producers comply with the Animal Welfare Board of India’s order to immediately discontinue starvation force molting regimes.
July 20, 2011
In mid-June, Humane Society International attended Asia’s biggest gathering of animal advocacy groups, activists, scholars and government officials in Chengdu, China for the 2011 Asia for Animals Conference.
July 14, 2011
The director of animal husbandry for the government of Goa directed the state’s veterinary officers and the North and South Goa SPCAs to ensure that the state’s egg producers comply with the Animal Welfare Board of India’s order to immediately discontinue starvation force molting regimes, and to initiate appropriate corrective measures against egg producers still employing this practice.
June 23, 2011
Chandigarh Administration Orders Inspection of All Egg-Laying Poultry Farms to Ensure Hens are Not Starved to Induce Molt
The Chandigarh Administration's Director of Animal Husbandry requested state veterinary officers, the SPCA, and People for Animals-Chandigarh to inspect all egg laying farms for compliance with the Animal Welfare Board of India's order against starvation force molt regimes.
June 21, 2011
The Director of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry for the Government of Nagaland directed all egg producers in the state to stop starving laying hens to force them into a molt.
June 20, 2011
HSI launched a confidential whistleblower program in India to allow concerned citizens to anonymously report the practice of starving hens to induce molting.
May 27, 2011
HSI honored Dr. S. Chinny Krishna for a lifetime of dedication to animal welfare in India and a tremendous contribution to the success of The Blue Cross of India.
May 18, 2011
Humane Society International urged the government of India to impose a ban on the non-therapeutic, or unnecessary use of antibiotics in farm animals.