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  • April 13, 2016

    Ottawa Restricts the Sale of Dogs and Cats in Pet Stores

    Humane Society International/Canada

    HSI/Canada welcomed the Ottawa City Council's adoption of a by-law that restricts the sale of commercially bred cats and dogs in pet stores but was critical of the unnecessary five year transition period.

  • April 13, 2016

    Ottawa restreint la vente de chiens et chats dans les animaleries

    Humane Society International/Canada

    Le Conseil municipal d'Ottawa a adopté un règlement qui restreint la vente de chats et de chiens dans les animaleries. Les nouvelles animaleries devront offrir pour la vente uniquement des chats et les chiens provenant de refuges ou de groupes de sauvetage pour animaux, alors que tous les magasins devront dorénavant offrir une politique de retour de 48 heures et un certificat qui indique la provenance de l’animal avant l’achat de ce dernier. Les magasins qui vendent actuellement des chats et des chiens auront cinq ans pour faire la transition vers le nouveau modèle où l’adoption seulement est permise.

  • April 8, 2016

    Más de 1.5 millones de pesos de los contribuyentes mexicanos se gastan en programa público de TV sobre corridas de toros

    Humane Society International/Mexico

    HSI/Mexico descubrió que el programa de corridas de toros “Toros Sol y Sombra” transmitido por Canal Once, la televisora pública mexicana, le cuesta a los contribuyentes mexicanos más de 1.5 millones de pesos cada año.

  • April 8, 2016

    Mexican Taxpayers Spend More Than 1.5 Million Pesos on Public TV Bullfighting Show

    Humane Society International/Mexico

    Humane Society International is calling on Mexico's public broadcaster Canal Once to stop broadcasting the bullfighting show "Toros Sol y Sombra."

  • April 6, 2016

    Ontario Government Scraps Proposal to Increase Hunting of Wolves and Coyotes

    Humane Society International/Canada, Animal Alliance of Canada, Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party of Canada, Born Free, Canadians for Bears, Coyote Watch Canada, Earthroots, Wolf Awareness, Zoocheck

    HSI/Canada applauded the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry for scrapping a plan to allow increased killing of wolves and coyotes across the province. The poorly-conceived proposal was branded as an effort to protect moose populations, yet even the province’s own data showed that the indiscriminate killing of predators is not an effective wildlife management practice.

  • March 23, 2016

    Retail Council of Canada Commits to Source 100 Percent Cage-Free Eggs by 2025

    Humane Society International/Canada

    HSI/Canada applauded the grocery members of the Retail Council of Canada, including Loblaw Companies Limited, Metro Inc., Sobeys Inc., and Wal-Mart Canada Corp., for announcing a goal of sourcing 100 percent cage-free eggs by 2025.

  • March 22, 2016

    U.S. Pesticide Regulators Move to Scale Back Animal Testing Requirements

    Humane Society International, The Humane Society of the United States

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has unveiled a plan to significantly reduce the use of animals in agency-mandated pesticide testing for “acute” effects such as eye and skin irritation and “lethal dose” studies. The new plan follows years of scientific dialogue with The Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society International and other stakeholders.

  • March 22, 2016

    Fashion Designer Armani Goes Fur-Free

    Humane Society International

    World renowned Italian fashion designer, Giorgio Armani, has pledged to go 100 percent fur-free across all his labels from the Autumn/Winter 2016 collection onwards.

  • March 22, 2016

    Ícono de la Moda Armani Dice no a las Pieles

    Humane Society International

    Giorgio Armani, reconocido ícono de la moda a nivel mundial, se comprometió a estar 100 por ciento libre de pieles en todas sus marcas a partir de la colección de otoño/invierno del 2016.

  • March 22, 2016

    アメリカの農薬規制当局が、動物実験の要件を削減すべく動く

    ヒューメイン・ソサイエティー・インターナショナル、全米人道協会

    アメリカの環境保護庁は、省庁が義務付ける農薬の試験において、眼刺激や皮膚刺激などの「急性」毒性や「致死量」に関する試験で、動物の使用を大幅に削減する計画を公表した。この新計画は、より効率的で、予測性が高く、費用対効果が良く、かつ人道的な新たな技術への移行の一環であり、環境保護庁と全米人道協会(The Humane Society of the United States, HSUS)、ヒューメイン・ソサイエティー・インターナショナル(Humane Society International, HSI)や、その他の関係者との何年間にも及ぶ科学的な対話の後公表された。

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