It’s hard to believe in the current day, but did you know that Australia ranked 10th in the world for the number of trophy imports of protected mammal species?1 That’s 10th in the world for countries bringing home the body parts of wildlife hunted overseas for private display including trophies...
It has been a very busy year for the team at HSI Australia and as we draw closer to the end of the year, it is hard not to look back on what 2017 meant for animals and conservation.
We have celebrated elephants entering a peaceful sanctuary for retirement after a life of suffering and cruel treatment as working animals in India, and we’ve added more than 80 new sanctuaries to our Wildlife Land Trust hitting the magic number of 500 sanctuaries nationwide – that’s 62,000 hectares of wildlife-friendly land!
We’ve continued to fight for improvements in animal welfare standards for farm animals to give them a life worth living, and we are preparing to give sharks their day in court to bring a stop to the lethal targeting of harmless sharks in Queensland’s shark control program.
We have worked hard this year and you can read about some of the incredible work we are doing in Australia and around the world in our 2017 Campaign Report.
We thank you for your tireless support and look forward to winning more victories for animals and our natural world in 2018. We wish you a safe and happy Christmas and New Year.