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.
May 12, 2011
Government of Karnataka Directs Layer Farm Owners To Discontinue Starvation Force Molting Of Laying Hens
The Joint Secretary of Animal Husbandry and Fisheries, Government of Karnataka, India directed all egg producers in the state to stop starving laying hens to force them into a molt.
March 28, 2011
MLA Shri. Ramalinga Reddy Urges Hon’ble Chief Minister to Ensure Starvation Force Molting of Laying Hens is Discontinued
Veteran statesman and Member of Legislative Assembly Shri. Ramalinga Reddy urged the Chief Minister of Karnataka and the Minster of Animal Husbandry to ensure that all egg-laying farms in the state discontinue starvation force molt regimes, in accordance with an order by the Animal Welfare Board of India.
March 28, 2011
HC-Appointed Committee Directs Government of Maharashtra to Ensure Starvation Force Molting of Laying Hens is Discontinued
The Committee to Monitor Animal Welfare Laws in Maharashtra directed Maharashtra’s Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development & Fisheries to ensure that all egg-laying poultry farm owners and integrators discontinue the use of starvation to force egg-laying hens into a molt phase.