May 17, 2016
A bill to ban cosmetic tests on animals officially became Pará’s state law 8.361 following its signature by Governor Simão Jatene on 11 May. The law provides a ban on testing both cosmetics products and ingredients on animals and had been approved last April by the State Assembly of Pará.
April 8, 2016
Humane Society International is calling on Mexico's public broadcaster Canal Once to stop broadcasting the bullfighting show "Toros Sol y Sombra."
April 7, 2016
HSI applauded El Salvador's Legislative Assembly for passing animal welfare legislation. The bill was the result of more than two years of work and deliberations, and represents a quantum leap in terms of animal welfare for the Central American country.
March 21, 2016
HSI/Mexico worked with local authorities and advocates to secure the permanent cancellation of Kots Kaal Pato, an annual Yucatan ritual of stringing up small animals like piñatas and beating them to death or cutting off their heads.
March 4, 2016
City officials in Mexico City, San Miguel Allende and Aguascalientes received training, technical assistance and donated animal handling equipment as part of an anti-animal abuse program. Each city signed an agreement with Humane Society International, which is providing the services this month.
March 3, 2016
The European Commission’s Food and Veterinary Office’s latest audit in Brazil has found major shortcomings in the production of horsemeat destined for export to the European Union.
February 24, 2016
The Guatemalan Congress accepted and has scheduled a hearing for draft animal protection legislation submitted by animal activists, the first time such a proposal will be heard by the body.
February 18, 2016
During a press conference, the Costa Rican Minister of Environment presented the country’s official stance on wildlife, stating that wildlife issues are a priority to the Central American nation.
February 16, 2016
HSI applauded the move by the president of Honduras to sign into law the Animal Welfare and Protection Law in Tegucigalpa.
December 29, 2015
Subway announced that it would eliminate eggs produced from hens confined in battery cages from its North America supply chain by 2025.