December 21, 2012
Humane Society International announced its delight that the Permanent Representatives Committee had endorsed the Council of the European Union’s position on the EU shark finning ban.
December 18, 2012
HSI applauded the Dutch Senate for passing historic legislation that will ban the farming of mink for fur in the Netherlands starting in 2024. The Netherlands is currently the third largest mink producer in the world.
December 6, 2012
A survey conducted by Ipsos MORI on behalf of Humane Society International showed that most European consumers want a ban on imports of horsemeat from countries whose food safety regulations do not meet European Union standards.
November 29, 2012
HSI and His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama Call for Kindness to Animals, Marking the Launch of New Affiliate Organization in India
Humane Society International announced the official launch of its office in India at an event in Mumbai featuring His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who spoke movingly about compassion for animals and the responsibility that all of us have to act with intentionality in protecting them from human-caused cruelty.
November 28, 2012
Mark Jones, HSI's executive director, called on the UK government to support an important proposal to further protect threatened polar bears, due to be considered at the next CITES meeting.
November 22, 2012
Humane Society International applauded the European Parliament for voting to strengthen protection for sharks against the cruel and unsustainable practice of ‘finning’ - slicing off a shark’s fins whilst they are fully conscious.
November 15, 2012
Members of the European Parliament have shown their support for sharks ahead of a crucial vote on a proposal to close loopholes in the EU shark finning ban.
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.