December 18, 2014
As Chief Veterinary Officer Nigel Gibbens announced the badger cull policy should continue for a third year in 2015, HSI/UK reacted swiftly in condemnation of the announcement that rubber-stamps animal cruelty and flies in the face of almost unanimous opinion from scientists that the cull is not an effective means to tackle cattle tuberculosis.
November 7, 2014
HSI and HSUS scientists and policy experts are working behind-the-scenes, changing laws and regulations across the globe to replace decades-old animal tests with modern alternatives.One of HSI’s top areas of focus has been on reforming Europe’s chemicals law, known as REACH.
September 29, 2014
Kate Nash & Leona Lewis Donate Bunny Selfies to #BeCrueltyFree Campaign to End Cosmetics Animal Testing
Award-winning British singer-songwriters Kate Nash and Leona Lewis donated bunny selfies and joined with bunny lovers from all over the world to say, ‘Bunnies are for cuddling, not cosmetics testing” on International Rabbit Day.
September 9, 2014
The government’s badger cull started once again in Gloucestershire and Somerset despite overwhelming scientific and expert evidence that last year’s pilot culls were both inhumane and ineffective. Humane Society International/UK reacted strongly to the news.
August 26, 2014
HSI/UK Deeply Saddened as Natural England Issues Authorisation Letters for Badger Cull to Begin in Gloucestershire and Somerset
HSI/UK was deeply saddened that Natural England issued letters allowing badger culls to go ahead in Gloucestershire and Somerset.
August 20, 2014
As Badger Cull Looms, HSI UK Urges DEFRA to Extend Badger Vaccination Scheme to Offer Farmers An Effective, Humane Alternative to Shooting Badgers
HSI UK urged DEFRA to expand its limited Badger Edge Vaccination Funding Scheme to high-risk areas to offer farmers a genuinely effective, humane and science-led alternative to culling.
July 14, 2014
Meg Mathews & Anaïs Gallagher Say No to Cosmetics Animal Testing in Cute Selfies for the Be Cruelty-Free Campaign
Meg Mathews and daughter Anaïs Gallagher teamed up for selfies with a heart to support HSI’s Be Cruelty-Free campaign to end cruel animal testing of cosmetics.
July 10, 2014
UK Animal Experiments at 4.12million High – “Devastating Blow for Animal Welfare, a Crisis for Medical Research” says HSI UK
HSI issued a statement responding to UK Home Office figures revealing a rise in the number of animal experiments, despite a government pledge to reduce animal use for medical research.
June 19, 2014
Potential negative impacts on protected wildlife caused by the badger cull are in breach of the Bern Convention, claim a group of British wildlife protection organisations.
June 10, 2014
A report published by the UK Parliament’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee said a future ban on keeping primates as pets in UK homes may be considered if welfare improvements cannot be achieved through the current system.