December 7, 2016
Justice Commission of Mexico’s House of Representatives applauded for advancing the criminalization of dogfights
The Justice Commission of Mexico’s House of Representatives has issued a favorable opinion on reforming the Federal Criminal Code penalizing various activities related to dogfighting.
December 1, 2016
HSI has criticized the listing of the cruel Mexican equestrian practice “charrería”, a practice that consists of tailing, roping and riding horses and bulls, on the UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
November 28, 2016
Seeking to sustain the Supreme Federal Court decision that vaquejadas, a type of bullfighting event prevalent in Northeastern Brazil, are unconstitutional, HSI is urging Brazilian President Michel Temer to veto a bill that would protect this violent, cruel event as a cultural heritage.
November 24, 2016
The restaurant chain 100% Natural announced that it will transition to a 100 percent cage-free egg supply chain in Mexico. 100% Natural will work together with Humane Society International to achieve this goal by 2020.
November 17, 2016
More than 200,000 signatures in favor of tougher penalties for dog fighters in Mexico submitted to Justice Commission
At a press conference, HSI/Mexico Executive Director Antón Aguilar and Federal Congresswoman Verónica Delgadillo called on the Chairman of the Justice Commission to pass an opinion on two bills for amendments to the Federal Penal Code that would impose penalties on anyone who organizes or participates in dog fights.
October 28, 2016
Humane Society International praised Mexico City’s Legislature for unanimously passing a reform to Mexico City’s Animal Protection Bill to create the Animal Protection Institute of Mexico City.
October 26, 2016
HSI applauded Sushi Itto, the leading Asian cuisine restaurant company in Mexico, for committing, through its supplier Nova Foods, to switching to an exclusively cage-free egg and gestation crate-free pork supply chain by 2022.
October 13, 2016
Arcos Dorados, the largest operator of McDonald’s restaurants in Latin America and the Caribbean, announced plans to switch to 100 percent cage-free eggs in its supply chain by 2025—a move that will spare millions of animals each year from life inside cramped cages.
October 12, 2016
HSI has sent a veterinary team to Haiti this week to offer emergency animal rescue and treatment following the devastation left by Hurricane Matthew. The team is bringing emergency veterinary medicines, vaccinations and other supplies to provide direct assistance to animals in need and reinforcement to local animal welfare groups on the ground.
September 28, 2016
Burger King restaurant chain announces timeline to transition to cage-free egg and gestation crate-free pork supply chain in Latin America
HSI applauds Burger King - via its parent company Restaurant Brands International - for committing to switch to exclusively cage-free eggs and gestation crate-free pork for its entire supply chain in Latin America by 2025.