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VIDEO: Respected Marine Scientist Shocked By Video Of "acutely Cruel” Killing Of Minke Whale In Taiji, Japan

Tuesday, 12 January 2021, 1:18 pm | Humane Society International

    VIDEO: Respected marine scientist shocked by video of "acutely cruel” killing of minke whale in Taiji, Japan, after its 3 week capture in fishing trap Horrific video evidence newly released reveals the violent killing of a minke ... More >>

Unique Australian Sea Lion Listed As Endangered

Thursday, 7 January 2021, 4:32 pm | Humane Society International

The Australian sea lion has received upgraded protection under Australia's national environment law. The extra protection has been given by the Hon Sussan Ley, Federal Minister for the Environment, following a nomination from Humane Society International. ... More >>

Fears Grow For Minke Whale Trapped For Two Weeks In Fishing Nets In Taiji, Japan

Thursday, 7 January 2021, 6:32 am | Humane Society International

Concerns are mounting for a minke whale entrapped in a fishing enclosure in Taiji, Japan on Christmas Eve. Today marks two weeks since the adolescent whale began its ordeal. The situation is drawing global attention as the ocean giant becomes increasingly ... More >>

HSI Joins The Urgent Calls To Release Minke Whale Trapped In Taiji’s Fishing Nets

Wednesday, 30 December 2020, 5:15 pm | Humane Society International

A minke whale has been trapped in Taiji's fishing nets in Japan since Christmas day despite growing calls for its release. Life Investigation Agency (LIA), has been documenting the situation and is working in collaboration with Dolphin Project. Today ... More >>

Update: Denmark Calls For Total Mink Cull On All Fur Farms Amidst COVID-19 Infections

Tuesday, 10 November 2020, 6:46 pm | Humane Society International

UPDATE 10 November 2020 Denmark has dropped its attempt to cull all mink on fur farms amid questions related to the presence of the mutated virus and concerns over livelihoods. "We remain hopeful that one positive from this virus might be the ... More >>

Denmark Calls For Total Mink Cull On All Fur Farms Amidst COVID-19 Infections

Monday, 9 November 2020, 4:51 pm | Humane Society International

Denmark's Prime Minister has announced a complete cull of all mink on Danish fur farms. A total of 207 out of the 1,139 fur farms in Denmark has been infected with COVID-19, which prompted the announcement. Millions of mink will be killed as a result. ... More >>

Bushfire Royal Commission: How To Prevent Wildlife Going Up In Flames

Friday, 30 October 2020, 6:46 pm | Humane Society International

Humane Society International (HSI) welcomes the wildlife rescue findings of the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements report released today. The need for emergency response training for volunteer wildlife rescuers and for ... More >>

Poll Shows 84% Of South Koreans Reject Eating Dog Meat As HSI Rescues Nearly 200 Dogs From Meat Farm

Friday, 23 October 2020, 8:15 am | Humane Society International

A new opinion poll in South Korea shows growing support for a ban on dog meat consumption, with 84% of those polled saying they don't or won't eat dog, and almost 60% supporting a legislative ban on the trade. The poll, conducted by Nielsen and commissioned by ... More >>

Koala Moves A Step Closer To Endangered Listing On The East Coast

Friday, 25 September 2020, 6:43 pm | Humane Society International

On Save the Koala Day, the much-loved marsupial has moved a step closer to an endangered listing on the east coast, after a nomination by conservation groups who welcomed the increased attention on the plight of the species. Federal Environment Minister ... More >>

Conservation Groups Welcome Drone Surveillance For Sunshine Coast Beaches

Friday, 18 September 2020, 5:18 pm | Humane Society International

Humane Society International (HSI) and Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) welcome the announcement made by Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries to introduce drone surveillance this weekend at Sunshine, Gold Coast and North Stradbroke ... More >>

Queensland Shark Control Equipment Snare Another Whale. How Many Is Enough?

Sunday, 16 August 2020, 3:29 pm | Humane Society International

For the 5th time during this whale migration season, a humpback whale has been caught in shark control equipment in Queensland. This time, the animal was tangled in a drumline off Stradbroke Island. The distressing scenes echo those witnessed each ... More >>

HSI Calls On Commonwealth To Revoke Cairns Flying-Fox Eviction Approval

Friday, 7 August 2020, 6:24 pm | Humane Society International

Humane Society International (HSI) is calling on the Commonwealth Government to immediately put a stop to the harassment of spectacled flying-foxes in Cairns by revoking the approval for Cairns Regional Council to "relocate” the Endangered ... More >>

Queensland Shark Nets: Three Whales In Three Days

Sunday, 21 June 2020, 4:40 pm | Humane Society International

A third whale in as many days has been caught in Gold Coast shark nets. Rescuers are working to disentangle a whale caught at Surfers Paradise this morning. It follows a mother and calf trapped for hours at Main Beach on Friday. In March the Queensland ... More >>

Humane Society International Urges Governments To Close Mink Farms In All Countries

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 4:21 pm | Humane Society International

Calls for global closure of mink fur farms as Dutch government orders mink fur farm cull and confirms mink fur farms could act as reservoir for COVID-19 The Dutch government ordered the culling of thousands of mink on nine fur farms from Friday last week, ... More >>

Weeks Ahead Of Dog Meat Festival, Chinese Ministry Confirms Dogs Are Companions, Not For Eating

Tuesday, 2 June 2020, 8:37 am | Humane Society International

Just three weeks ahead of China's infamous Yulin dog meat festival at which thousands of dogs are killed for consumption, China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has made official its declaration that dogs are companions and not "livestock” ... More >>

Wuhan, China Bans Eating Of Wildlife In Response To COVID-19

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 12:43 pm | Humane Society International

  The Chinese city of Wuhan, which was the first to record human cases of COVID-19, has banned the consumption of all wildlife. This follows similar bans in the cities of Beijing, Shenzhen and Zhuhai, and an as-yet temporary nationwide ... More >>

China's Wildlife Farmers Offered Buy-out To Grow Plants Instead Of Porcupines In COVID-19 Crackdown

Tuesday, 19 May 2020, 1:24 pm | Humane Society International

Wildlife farmers in two provinces in mainland China are being offered a government buy-out to facilitate a move away from breeding wild species for consumption, as part of the country's crackdown on the wildlife trade in the wake of the COVID-19 ... More >>

Humane Society International Welcomes $150 Million Funding For Wildlife & Habitat Bushfire Recovery

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 5:42 pm | Humane Society International

HSI welcomes the additional $150 million in funding for wildlife and habitat bushfire recovery the Prime Minister announced yesterday. Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley has set out the details for this funding today. "HSI is encouraged. Sustained ... More >>

If It Fails To Support An End To Wildlife Markets, The WHO Would Fail To Protect Human Health

Saturday, 9 May 2020, 4:30 pm | Humane Society International

Humane Society International calls on WHO to clarify statements made in briefing. The Associated Press is reporting that a scientist from the World Health Organization does not support closing live animal markets, such as the one in Wuhan, China, linked ... More >>

Asian Elephant, Jaguar, Threatened Sharks And Albatross Win Protections

Saturday, 22 February 2020, 12:51 pm | Humane Society International

Wildlife campaigners rejoice as Asian elephant, jaguar, threatened sharks and albatross win protections at Migratory Species Convention Representatives from more than 130 nations agreed to vital protections for migratory species at what's being hailed ... More >>