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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 >>

Disaster relief team deployed to help animal survivors

Thursday, 9 January 2020, 5:41 pm | Humane Society International

Humane Society International (HSI) is deploying a disaster relief team to help the animal survivors of the bushfires and assist with the herculean wildlife rescue effort that must get underway. More >>

Elephant scientists unite to urge Zimbabwe and China on ban

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 5:08 pm | Humane Society International

CAPE TOWN —World-renowned elephant scientists and conservationists have united in an urgent plea to Zimbabwe, China and other countries considering exporting or importing wild-caught elephants for captive use, to abide by an internationally-agreed ... More >>

Vast majority support non-lethal shark control

Friday, 1 November 2019, 1:38 pm | Humane Society International

A new poll shows there is widespread support in Queensland for implementing the measures of a court ruling on shark control. More >>

Humane Society responds to Minister Mark Furner

Tuesday, 29 October 2019, 5:45 pm | Humane Society International

Humane Society International sends our thoughts go out to the two men bitten today in this traumatic incident. More >>

Minister Furner once again misrepresents shark science

Friday, 25 October 2019, 3:57 pm | Humane Society International

Queensland Fisheries Minister Mark Furner is making out he has another report to prove his claim that catching and releasing sharks won't work for swimmer safety. However, the Minister's claims are again misleading and disingenuous. More >>

Hope for dolphins with new strategy to cut deaths

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 3:01 pm | Humane Society International

Marine conservationists hope a revised Commonwealth Government fisheries agency strategy released today will result in fewer dolphins being killed in one of its largest fisheries. More >>

Sei whale compliance issue at CITES Standing Committee

Sunday, 18 August 2019, 10:43 am | Humane Society International

Since 2002, Japan has killed more than 1,500 sei whales—the third largest species on the planet and an endangered species—on the high seas of the North Pacific. Their meat and blubber, amounting to more than 18,000 metric tons, is sold on Japan's ... More >>

The survival of endangered sharks hangs in the balance

Friday, 2 August 2019, 6:49 pm | Humane Society International

The survival of endangered sharks hangs in the balance at CITES wildlife conference The survival of 18 species of sharks and rays threatened by international trade will be up for discussion in Genèva, Switzerland this month as 183 countries gather for ... More >>

Global study shows Australia shark hotspots need protection

Thursday, 25 July 2019, 1:59 pm | Humane Society International

July 25, 2019 — Threatened sharks in Australian waters need bigger areas free from industrial fishing, say the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) and Humane Society International (HSI) , after a major new study revealed an alarming ... More >>

Celebrities and NGOs worldwide call for whaling intervention

Friday, 28 June 2019, 3:11 pm | Humane Society International

Celebrities and animal conservation and welfare NGOs from across the globe are calling for an 'international whaling intervention' to be staged at the G20 summit in Osaka as summit hosts Japan prepare to launch a renewed commercial whaling programme.1 ... More >>

Keeping native animals as pets risks conservation, welfare

Friday, 14 June 2019, 4:16 pm | Humane Society International

Humane Society International (HSI) is highly critical of the South Australian Government's move to deregulate the keeping of native animals as pets. More >>

Qld Gov commits extra $17.1 million to shark killing

Sunday, 9 June 2019, 3:16 pm | Humane Society International

Palaszczuk Labor Government commits extra $17.1 million of Queensland taxpayer money to unscientific shark killing program More >>

QLD introduces new law to gag conservation groups

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 3:07 pm | Humane Society International

May 29, 2019 — A new Queensland Government law enacted yesterday will prevent independent monitoring of the state's Shark Control program and stop the public from seeing the reality of the state's shark killing scheme, two of the nation's leading ... More >>

Conservation crisis declared for albatrosses and petrels

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 4:07 pm | Humane Society International

Governments and experts at the UN Agreement for Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) meeting in Brazil have declared they are dealing with an albatross and petrel conservation crisis for which urgent action is required. Albatross and petrels are ... More >>

HSI welcomes Australian Greens’ bold plan to avert crisis

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 4:41 pm | Humane Society International

Humane Society International (HSI) says the Australian Greens have grasped the seriousness of the extinction crisis facing Australia and have the plan that is necessary to avert it. More >>