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Helping Turtles Survive

HSI/India and Action for Protection of Wild Animals joined forces to help Olive Ridley hatchings in Orissa reach the sea safely.

Protecting and educating


  • December 11, 2014

    Government of Maharashtra Urged to Stop Illegal Cockfighting in Thane District

    HSI sent a letter to Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Collector of Thane urging the government to end cockfighting in that state. The request was in response to an illegal cockfighting event scheduled to be held in Ulhasnagar, Maharashtra on Jan. 2, 2015.

  • November 20, 2014

    India Confiscates Hundreds of Animals at Nepal Border as Illegal Transport Ban Takes Effect Ahead of Gadhimai Festival

    HSI undertook a special mission to Nepal in collaboration with People for Animals and Animal Welfare Network Nepal where they met the President and the Prime Minister of Nepal, as well as Temple officials to call for a suspension of the sacrifice of half a million buffalo, goats and hens at this year's Gadhimai festival.

  • November 6, 2014

    Jet Airways Bans Shark Fins as Cargo

    Jet Airways instituted a policy against the shipment of shark fins, joining a growing number of major international carriers committed to protecting declining shark populations and marine ecosystems. HSI/India, which along with animal welfare and conservation groups had petitioned Jet Airways to end its role in the international trade in shark fins, applauded the policy.

  • November 4, 2014

    Government of India Orders Sashastra Seema Bal to Stop the Illegal Movement of Animals to Nepal

    The Ministry of Home Affairs ordered all field formations of Sashastra Seema Bal to prevent cattle transport without license. The order comes a few weeks before the Gadhimai festival where more than 500,000 animals, most originating from India, could be sacrificed in Nepal.

  • October 21, 2014

    Gift Your Pets a Safe Diwali this Year

    HSI urged Indians to protect their pets from the lights and fireworks during the Diwali celebrations. Pets can be left trembling, shaking, barking more and injured by fireworks. Light, noise and color can be frightening and chaotic for animals.

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