November 14, 2012
HSI Praises EU Health Commissioner-Designate’s Comments on Europe’s 2013 Ban on Sales of Animal-Tested Cosmetics
HSI/EU welcomed European Union Health Commissioner-Designate Tonio Borg's endorsement for the full implementation of the March 2013 ban on sales of animal-tested cosmetics.
November 6, 2012
HSI has issued an urgent call for the European Commission to revise information requirements prescribed under its REACH chemicals law to substantially reduce animal testing while maintaining the same high level of regulatory scrutiny.
October 29, 2012
Now that the government has announced a postponement of the badger cull and Members of Parliament have debated and voted overwhelmingly against the cull taking place, HSI/UK has pledged to work to ensure that this stay of execution becomes a permanent end to the cull.
October 23, 2012
As environment secretary Owen Paterson announced a postponement of the government's badger cull plans until next year, Mark Jones, HSI's executive director, pledged to continue to work until culling plans are ended for good.
October 21, 2012
A new IpSoS MORI opinion poll commissioned by the UK’s Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, has revealed a significant decline in UK public support for experiments on live animals—the lowest support since 1999.
October 14, 2012
A group of veterinarians, including HSI UK’s Executive Director Mark Jones, has written an open letter Owen Paterson, Secretary of State at the UK’s Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, to express their concern that the slaughter of badgers will result in widespread animal suffering.
October 9, 2012
Humane Society International, along with animal protection groups in the United Kingdom and China, and global film star Sir Roger Moore, have succeeded in stopping the construction of a massive foie gras production facility in China’s Jiangxi Province. The project was to be financed by UK- registered company Creek Projects Investments Ltd. China’s Central People’s Broadcasting Station, quoting a local government official, confirmed an end to the planned facility.
October 8, 2012
The European Parliament’s Committee on Petitions debated a 20,000+ signature petition submitted by Humane Society International, urging MEPs to defend the EU’s trade ban on products from commercial seal hunts, in place since 2010. Canada, which has an annual commercial seal slaughter that has resulted in the deaths of more than two million seals in the past decade alone, is challenging the EU ban at the World Trade Organisation.
September 19, 2012
HSI/UK has joined with a number of other leading UK-based animal welfare organisations to form Team Badger. The group, which includes the League Against Cruel Sports, RSPCA, Save Me and others, is working together to stop this needless slaughter of badgers.
September 17, 2012
Dismay and Sadness at Badger Cull Go-Ahead as Europe’s Bern Convention Meets to Discuss Possible Breach
Humane Society International/UK is extremely disappointed by the news that the first licence to slaughter badgers in the south west of England has been issued today, for the West Gloucestershire pilot area.