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.
May 22, 2014
The WTO upheld the EU's right to prohibit trade in the products of commercial seal hunts for public moral reasons based on animal welfare.
May 22, 2014
The World Trade Organization ruled in regards to the Canadian and Norwegian appeal of a 2013 WTO Panel decision in favour of the European Union ban on seal product trade.
May 21, 2014
Failing Animal Research is Delaying Cures for Alzheimer’s Disease, Says New Paper in Drug Discovery Today
A decade of Alzheimer’s disease research dominated by artificially creating symptoms in genetically modified mice has failed to find a single cure that works in human patients, and could be delaying progress towards effective treatments, says a paper published in Drug Discovery Today.
April 16, 2014
The European Parliament approved a first reading agreement on an EU invasive species Regulation on that included many of HSI's animal welfare recommendations, but also a potential loophole for American mink.
April 4, 2014
HSI/UK responds to an upcoming BBC Countryfile interview featuring Princess Anne making controversial statements regarding England’s badger cull and horsemeat .