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COP26's Failure To Advocate Livestock Reduction Is A Ludicrous Failure, Says Humane Society International

Friday, 12 November 2021, 2:59 pm | Humane Society International

We can't tackle climate crisis without cutting intensive animal farming as world's second largest human-caused GHG emitter As COP26 prepares to reveal the final pledges focused on cutting emissions from energy, transport and other sectors, campaigners ... More >>

Threatened Species Priority List Welcome But Wanting

Friday, 22 October 2021, 7:15 pm | Humane Society International

The Federal Government has today announced the prioritisation of 100 threatened species that will receive focused efforts and funding support to aid their recovery. While additional assistance for the priority species is welcome, conservation group ... More >>

Australia Called On To Do Its Bit For Elephants

Wednesday, 11 August 2021, 3:53 pm | Humane Society International

This World Elephant Day on the 12th of August, conservation organisations Humane Society International, International Fund for Animal Welfare and the Born Free Foundation are calling on Australia to pull its weight in the global effort to save elephants ... More >>

Discrepancies In Official Trade Data Suggest Illegal International Trade In Endangered Hammerhead Shark Fins

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 4:01 pm | Humane Society International

Discrepancies in trade data between Australia and its international trading partners suggests fins from endangered hammerhead sharks caught in Australian waters are possibly being traded illegally, a report commissioned by the Australian Marine Conservation ... More >>

WHO, OIE And UNEP Call On Countries To Suspend Trade In Live Wild Mammals

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 3:03 pm | Humane Society International

Humane Society International (HSI) asks countries to act swiftly on the recommendation to suspend trade in live wild mammals issued overnight by the WHO, OIE* and UNEP*. The three global organisations have cooperated to call for an emergency suspension ... More >>

WHO's COVID-19 Origins Report Says Wildlife Trade And Fur Factory Farming Industry Likely Candidates

Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 5:32 pm | Humane Society International

The World Health Organization has published its report , WHO-convened Global Study of the Origins of SARS-CoV-2, following its joint mission in China and identified fur farming alongside wildlife trade as areas of interest in the search for the origins ... More >>

NSW Flood Disaster: Helping Wildlife Survive And Recover

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 11:51 am | Humane Society International

  Humane Society International (HSI) is stepping in to provide urgent assistance to wildlife carers after sustained rain and flooding across southern Queensland and NSW. This disaster is taking a terrible toll on many communities and is also having ... More >>

The End Of Shark Culling In The Great Barrier Reef - A Year On

Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 11:32 am | Humane Society International

Humane Society International (HSI) is today giving a progress report on the Queensland Government's implementation of a court order to end the culling of sharks in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (GBRMP) showing too many sharks are still dying in ... More >>

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 >>