Humane Society International News

More than 170 dogs rescued from death row on South Korean dog meat farm just 2hrs drive from Pyeongchang Olympic stadium

Animal rescuers from Humane Society International have saved ore than 170 dogs languishing on a squalid dog meat farm in South Korea, a mere two hour drive from where the country will host the 2018 Winter Olympics. The charity is flying the dogs to shelters in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom to receive care and rehabilitation.

HSI statement on European Parliament cetacean bycatch vote

HSI issued a response to the European Parliament vote that only marginally improved protections for cetaceans in EU waters in the framework of the proposed new Regulation on the conservation of fishery resources and the protection of marine ecosystems through technical measures (2016/0074).

J. Macêdo, fabricante nacional de massas, compromete-se a utilizar exclusivamente ovos livres de gaiolas

A J. Macêdo, dona das famosas marcas de massas Dona Benta, Petybon e Brandini, comprometeu-se a utilizar exclusivamente ovos livres de gaiolas em toda a sua cadeia de abastecimento a partir de 2025.

J. Macêdo commits to sourcing exclusively cage-free eggs

J. Macêdo, which owns the Brazilian pasta brands Petybon and Brandini, has committed to sourcing exclusively cage-free eggs throughout its supply chain by 2025. This policy follows discussions with HSI and other animal protection organizations.

Humane Society International/India welcomes government acceptance of non-animal skin and eye tests for pesticide safety

In a move that could spare many animals from pain and death in crude 1940s-era experiments, the Registration Committee of the Central Insecticide Board under India’s Ministry of Agriculture has revised its pesticide testing regulations to recognize modern, human cell-based alternatives to rabbit tests for the assessment of eye and skin irritation.