Humane Society International (HSI) is the largest and most effective international charity working for a more humane and sustainable world for animals. As one of the top animal protection charities, we are leaders in saving endangered species and their habitats and reducing cruelty in farming, trade and other industries.
HSI is the only international group working on saving endangered species; improving legislation that impacts animals and the environment; reducing cruelty in farming and industry; improving the welfare of domestic animals; and increasing habitat devoted to conservation.
2019 - HSI won a landmark victory for sharks with a Tribunal ordering an end to the lethal component of Queensland’s shark control program in the Great Barrier Reef
2019 - the Australian Government passed a bill to end animal testing for cosmetics after HSI secured 11 commitments to ensure ALL cosmetic ingredients were covered by the ban
1996 - HSI nominated three species of albatross to the Endangered Species Protection Act
1997 - HSI nominated the Great white shark to the Endangered Species Protection Act
1999 - HSI was a key NGO behind passage of Commonwealth’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Act 1999
2004 - HSI triggered the establishment of the first National Biodiversity Hotspots program in Australia leading to close to $100 million investment in conservation
2007 - HSI established the Wildlife Land Trust in Australia which now has in excess of 600 landowners protecting more than 65,000 hectares
2012 - All major Australian Department stores (David Jones, Myer, Big W, Target and Kmart) join HSI’s Fur Free Retailer campaign and announce official fur-free policies
2015 - HSI achieved a $1 million fine against a Japanese whaling company after it ignored an injunction for its illegal whaling in the Australian Whale Sanctuary
2017 - After a court case was bought by HSI to the Federal Court in WA, Snowdale Holdings was fined more than $1 million for deceiving consumers over free-range eggs