November 2, 2011
Canadian and European Parliamentarians Join HSI Canada in Calling for Withdrawal of Reckless WTO Challenge Against EU Seal Product Trade Ban
HSI Canada, joined by Canadian and European Parliamentarians called upon the Canadian government to withdraw its World Trade Organization challenge against the EU ban on seal product trade. The Parliamentarians urged the Canadian government to support Atlantic Canadian sealers and their families by implementing a federal buyout of the commercial sealing industry.
October 27, 2011
As South Africa’s public consultation process on rhino conservation drew to a close, HSI called for an immediate moratorium on trophy hunting of rhinos in the country to help save the animals.
October 24, 2011
The winners of the 2011 European & International round of the Design Against Fur competition, a contest which encourages students to use their creative talents to produce a thought-provoking poster delivering a compelling message about the cruelty of animal fur, have been announced at an art exhibition in Ghent, Belgium.
October 17, 2011
HSI Canada Commends European Parliament’s Stance Against the Seal Hunt During Canada-EU Free Trade Talks
At the Canada European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement negotiations, more than 100 Members of the European Parliament signed an open letter to the Canadian government stating that the European Parliament should not support CETA until Canada withdraws its WTO challenge against the EU seal product trade ban.
October 10, 2011
Celebrities urged European Union politicians to keep their promise to make Europe a cruelty-free zone by banning the sale of new cosmetics tested on animals.
October 4, 2011
HSI Europe Applauds EU Parliament Committee for Voting to Spare Thousands of Animals from Biocide Chemical Tests
HSI Europe praised Members of the European Parliament Environment Committee for voting to spare thousands of animals from archaic tests for biocidal chemicals such as anti-bacterial cleaners and insect repellent.
September 27, 2011
As the 2011 bullfighting season drew to a close, the last-ever spectacle of this kind of animal cruelty to be staged at a bullring in Catalonia was held in Barcelona.
September 14, 2011
HSI Europe commended a landmark decision by the European General Court to dismiss a case challenging the 2010 European Union prohibition on trade in products of commercial seal kills.
August 31, 2011
A comprehensive study on the economics of seal hunting and seal watching in Namibia commissioned by international animal welfare organizations demonstrated that seals are worth far more alive than dead.
August 25, 2011
Emily McIvor of Humane Society International Receives Henry Spira Award for her Work Protecting Animals in Laboratories
Humane Society International is proud to announce that Emily McIvor, the organization’s senior policy advisor for the European Union, has been awarded the prestigious Henry Spira Award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the cause of animal welfare.