July 31, 2012
Many consumers shop under the assumption that cosmetics animal suffering is a thing of the past, but thousands of animals are still used to test cosmetic chemicals.
July 12, 2012
HSI/UK is extremely disappointed that the Badger Trust’s Judicial Review proceedings have failed to halt the UK government’s proposed English badger slaughter. HSI/UK’s Bern Convention complaint is now the badgers’ last hope.
July 10, 2012
HSI/UK was extremely disappointed by the Home Office’s announcement that experiments on animals in Britain had increased yet again, reaching 3.79 million in 2011.
July 9, 2012
Sir Paul McCartney gave his backing to HSI's Be Cruelty-Free campaign, the largest-ever global effort to end animal testing for cosmetics worldwide.
July 6, 2012
European Commission President Barroso Urged to Intervene to Prevent Sabotage of EU Sales Ban of Animal-Tested Cosmetics
HSI wrote to the president of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, urging his intervention to prevent the EU ban on selling animal-tested cosmetics from being undermined by creating a derogation (loophole).
June 22, 2012
HSI To EU Commissioner Dalli – Don’t Mislead Consumers With False Pledge on 2013 Animal-Tested Cosmetics Ban
HSI had a private meeting with John Dalli, Commissioner for Health & Consumer Policy, regarding a possible derogation of a ban that would allow companies to continue selling cosmetics in Europe that have been tested on animals abroad.
June 21, 2012
HSI UK co-hosted a reception to raise the important issue of the need for increased protection for hares at the House of Commons in London alongside colleagues from Conservatives Against Fox Hunting.
June 21, 2012
The fragmented 19th century legislation relating to hares is in urgent need of modernisation.
June 20, 2012
"White Rabbits" Deliver Petition To European Commissioner John Dalli to Urge EU-Wide Sales Ban on Animal-Tested Cosmetics
Twenty-seven "white rabbits" descended on Brussels to deliver a 350,000-signature petition to John Dalli, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy, to help end the suffering of animals used to test cosmetics sold in the European Union.
June 19, 2012
Petition With 71,000 Signatures Against Cruel Bull Fiesta Presented To Territorial Delegate in Spain
Spain’s “Break A Spear” campaign, led by animal welfare groups Humane Society International/Europe, PartidoAnimalista, and CAS International, presented a petition of 71,000 signatures from citizens opposed to the Toro de la Vega bull fiesta to Pablo Trillo-Figueroa, the Territorial Delegate of Valladolid, Spain.