Ruud Tombrock joins HSI/Europe as executive director

Humane Society International

  • Ruud Tombrock

Humane Society International/Europe is pleased to announce that Ruud Tombrock has joined as its new executive director. HSI/Europe is a leading lobby and advocacy force for animal protection in Europe, with active campaigns to protect wildlife, reduce and replace animal use in scientific research and product testing, to protect marine life, and to address the treatment of animals farmed for food, skins and fur. Tombrock will be based in Brussels.

Tombrock is a passionate animal lover and, in a previous job, worked on a number of successful and prize-winning animal welfare campaigns involving wildlife, farm animals and street dogs. He has also undertaken related advocacy and lobby work. Further, he is a member of the Dutch Council for Animal Matters that advises the Minister of Agriculture. 

Tombrock is excited to be joining HSI/Europe and stated that “I believe the timing is absolutely right for Humane Society International to have an even bigger impact in Europe for animals.”

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