Humane Society International News

India’s first government centre on alternatives to animal use in biomedical research to be established by Indian Council of Medical Research

In a historic move to advance both human medical progress and move away from reliance on monkeys, dogs and other animals as models of human disease, the Indian Council of Medical Research, under the aegis of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, has announced its plans to establish a new “ICMR Centre of Excellence in Human Pathway-Based Biomedicine and Risk Assessment” in Hyderabad.

Undercover investigation exposes illegal wildlife items, including elephant skin furniture, hippo skull table and stingray belts, for sale at Safari Club International’s 2019 convention

An undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International revealed dozens of items made from imperiled wildlife for sale last week at the Safari Club International convention in Reno, Nevada.

동물대체시험 촉진 위한 살생물제법 개정안 발의 환영

올해 1월부터 시행되는 생활화학제품 및 살생물제의 안전관리에 관한 법률 (이하 살생물제법)에 대한 동물대체시험을 촉진하는 개정안이 발의 되었다.

South Korea biocidal products law amendment introduced to promote replacement of animal testing

Global animal welfare leader Humane Society International has once again collaborated with South Korean National Assembly member Jeong Ae Han to reverse the country’s increasing use of animals in laboratories through legislative reform, this time by amending the Korean Chemical Consumer Products and Biocides Safety Act to require the use of recognized cellular, computational and other alternatives to vertebrate animal testing whenever possible (bill no. 2018185).

Shocking case of Labrador ‘Charlie’ burnt alive in Sri Lanka renews calls for Animal Welfare Bill to finally replace 112-year-old cruelty law

Animal protection campaigners in Sri Lanka, Humane Society International, are renewing calls for the country’s outdated 1907 animal welfare law to be replaced, following a series of shocking cases of animal abuse. The most recent case on New Year’s Eve saw a Labrador dog named Charlie burnt alive whilst in his outdoor kennel in Negombo. Charlie sustained devastating burns and died of his injuries on New Year’s Day.