Tag: Humane Society International

#Spain’s balearic islands move one step closer to banning bullfighting

#Spain’s balearic islands move one step closer to banning bullfighting

| February 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dr Joanna Swabe, executive director of Humane Society International (Europe), welcomed this encouraging step: “We applaud the Balearic Islands MPs for proving once again that these cruel and outdated spectacles should be relegated to the annals of history. It is high time to put a definitive end to bullfighting wherever it takes place.”  The Motion […]

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HSI applauds EU Commission regulation sparing possibly millions of animals from reproductive toxicity tests but underlines ‘unnecessary delay’

HSI applauds EU Commission regulation sparing possibly millions of animals from reproductive toxicity tests but underlines ‘unnecessary delay’

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Humane Society International welcomes the publication of Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/282 of 20 February 2015 amending REACH testing requirements to replace the out-dated two-generation rat reproduction test with an extended one-generation study (EOGRTS) design, modernizing a critical regulatory data requirement while also sparing potentially millions of animals from being bred and killed. However, it is […]

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Animal welfare triumphs as European Commission proposes strengthening EU ban on seal product trade

Animal welfare triumphs as European Commission proposes strengthening EU ban on seal product trade

| February 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

The European Commission has today (10 February) proposed strengthening the European Union ban on seal product trade, closing previous loopholes and appearing to bring it into compliance with recommendations from the World Trade Organization. Humane Society International praised the Commission for defending animal welfare and public morality in the face of constant legal challenges from Canada and […]

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#BeCrueltyFree campaigners condemn industry’s ‘greedy’ legal bid to weaken EU cosmetics animal testing ban

#BeCrueltyFree campaigners condemn industry’s ‘greedy’ legal bid to weaken EU cosmetics animal testing ban

| December 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Animal protection campaigners Humane Society International (HSI) are concerned that the High Court today decided not to dismiss a legal bid by ingredient suppliers to the cosmetics industry to undermine the EU’s historic cosmetics animal testing ban. The legal action, which is now referred to the Euoropean Court of Justice, could now take two years […]

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EU urged to stop importing horsemeat from non-EU countries

EU urged to stop importing horsemeat from non-EU countries

Four years after strict import requirements for products of animal origin entered into force in the European Union, Humane Society International (HSI) is renewing its call to the European Commission to halt the import of horsemeat from outside the EU. Joanna Swabe, HSI EU director, said: “These EU import requirements look great on paper, but […]

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Parliament approves new invasive alien species regulation: Fur trade lobbying creates possible loophole for American mink

Parliament approves new invasive alien species regulation: Fur trade lobbying creates possible loophole for American mink

Grey squirrel, ruddy duck, American bullfrog prime candidates for EU alien blacklist – the European Parliament has approved a first reading agreement on the proposed new European Union Regulation on invasive alien species. While the agreement has received a cautious welcome from Humane Society International (HSI) for including many of its animal welfare recommendations, HSI […]

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