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.
August 5, 2011
On Eve of ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ Premiere, Jane Goodall and HSI UK Urge British Authorities to Hold Firm on Great Ape Research Ban
Dr. Jane Goodall joined HSI UK in urging the British government to stand firm and maintain its current support for not using great apes in research when the new European Union animal experiments directive is transposed into national legislation.
August 4, 2011
Companies, Regulatory Authorities Can Spare Millions of Animals in Labs With New OECD Test Method, Says Animal Protection Coalition
ICAPO called on companies and regulatory authorities to replace the traditional “two-generation” animal test for reproductive toxicity with a new “extended one-generation” method adopted by OECD.
July 29, 2011
As the UK government announced its strategy for controlling bovine tuberculosis in England, a newly published summary of the results of a 2010 public consultation on the government’s Badger Control Policy revealed that 69 percent of respondents were opposed to the slaughtering of badgers.
July 19, 2011
Humane Society International/UK condemns the announcement by Minister for Agriculture, Caroline Spelman, on 19 July 2011, who made the case for the slaughter of badgers by free-shooting in two large-scale “pilot studies” to be conducted next year in parts of England badly affected by bovine tuberculosis, before being rolled out.
July 19, 2011
HSI UK expressed disappointment in what appeared to be a missed opportunity by the government to advance humane science without animal suffering.