September 3, 2015
Top Experts – Bateson, Krebs, Bourne, Munro – Call on DEFRA to Immediately End the Inhumane & Ineffective Badger Cull
Leading wildlife, veterinary and livestock experts have written an open letter to DEFRA urging Ministers to immediately reconsider the decision to proceed with a third year of badger culling.
August 28, 2015
DEFRA confirmed that its badger cull will be rolled out to an additional area despite the fact that two years of culling in existing zones in Gloucestershire and Somerset have repeatedly missed their badger kill targets, and been dismissed as ineffective and inhumane by renowned scientists.
July 20, 2015
A British scientist developed a device, Protect RAPID, that could dramatically reduce rhino poaching.
April 17, 2015
Humane Society International/UK welcomed the British Veterinary Association's announcement it has withdrawn support for the shooting of free-running badgers in the government’s misguided badger cull policy. However, HSI/UK is deeply disappointed that the BVA continues to endorse cage trapping and shooting.
March 19, 2015
Fifty-seven dogs and puppies were rescued from a dog meat farm by HSI and Change for Animals Foundation in South Korea.
February 18, 2015
HSI/UK’s Executive Director Claire Bass urged all political parties to be more ambitious on animal policies because tackling cruelty and animal suffering matters to British voters.
December 18, 2014
As Chief Veterinary Officer Nigel Gibbens announced the badger cull policy should continue for a third year in 2015, HSI/UK reacted swiftly in condemnation of the announcement that rubber-stamps animal cruelty and flies in the face of almost unanimous opinion from scientists that the cull is not an effective means to tackle cattle tuberculosis.
November 7, 2014
HSI and HSUS scientists and policy experts are working behind-the-scenes, changing laws and regulations across the globe to replace decades-old animal tests with modern alternatives.One of HSI’s top areas of focus has been on reforming Europe’s chemicals law, known as REACH.
September 29, 2014
Kate Nash & Leona Lewis Donate Bunny Selfies to #BeCrueltyFree Campaign to End Cosmetics Animal Testing
Award-winning British singer-songwriters Kate Nash and Leona Lewis donated bunny selfies and joined with bunny lovers from all over the world to say, ‘Bunnies are for cuddling, not cosmetics testing” on International Rabbit Day.
September 9, 2014
The government’s badger cull started once again in Gloucestershire and Somerset despite overwhelming scientific and expert evidence that last year’s pilot culls were both inhumane and ineffective. Humane Society International/UK reacted strongly to the news.