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Guest Blog: The story of Smokey

by Humane Society International,

by Shane Williams – Bridgetown Wildlife Rescue Smokey came into care not long after the terrible fires in Bridgetown began, in February 2022. Thankfully he was not found in the fire zone, but by some young children riding their bikes on a bush track close to their home. Smokey had...

Wildlife Land Trust Issue 27

by Humane Society International,

The Newsletter of HSI Australia’s Wildlife Land Trust • Issue 27 • 2023  Read More

STATEMENT: Destructive gillnets to be removed from Great Barrier Reef

by Humane Society International,

Humane Society International (HSI) Australia warmly welcomes announcements from the Federal Minister for the Environment and Water, Tanya Plibersek and the Queensland State Government committing to remove destructive gillnets from the Great Barrier Reef. Along with a $160 million commitment to purchase and retire gillnet licenses, all hammerhead shark species...

Gold Coast whale entanglement confirmed as first of the season 

by Humane Society International,

A migrating humpback whale was entangled in a shark net last night off Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast, marking the first entanglement of the young whale migration season. The Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries has confirmed that crews beginning at 6 am this morning were able to free the animal. ...

Albatross and petrel crisis meeting

by Nicola Beynon,

Edinburgh has just hosted two weeks of meetings discussing the albatross and petrel conservation crisis. A room full of seabird scientists and officials from each of the member countries to the Agreement for the Conservation of Albatross and Petrels (ACAP), working together on recommendations aimed at saving seabirds from drowning...

EU Free Trade Agreement is Australia’s animal welfare wake up call

by Nicola Beynon,

It is a simple truth that the behavioural needs of pigs, chickens, cattle, sheep and the pain they experience is the same wherever they are kept in the world.   As the trade negotiations between the European Union and Australia edge closer towards conclusion,  the question remains -  will this trade...

Call to stop killing of Dingoes on public lands

by Humane Society International,

An alliance of Indigenous, landholder and conservation organisations has called on state and federal governments to stop the killing of Dingoes on public lands. The call follows the release of a new national study on the genetics of wild canids in Australia by University of New South Wales researchers.    The...

Guest Blog: The story of Penny and Poppy

by Humane Society International,

by Shane Williams - Bridgetown Wildlife Rescue   The Bridgetown fires in Western Australia burned thousands of hectares in 2022. Though some animals were large enough to outrun the fires, this wasn’t the case with Poppy the brushtail possum, and her baby Penny. Possums retreat to the trees and climb...

Animal protection NGOs and negotiation teams discuss animal welfare in EU-Australia trade deal

by Humane Society International,

BRUSSELS (May 23, 2023)—As the trade negotiations between the European Union and Australia move closer towards conclusion, representatives of animal protection NGOs and the negotiating teams from both sides today convened today at the European Parliament for a roundtable discussion organised by Humane Society International, exploring its potential positive effects...

Queensland to stop the shooting of flying-foxes

by Humane Society International,

Queensland has become the last jurisdiction to end the issuing of licences to shoot flying-foxes.  Humane Society International (HSI) Australia welcomes the announcement by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science for a 3-year phase out the shooting of flying-foxes after a long public consultation. The animal protection organisation says it is an important win for flying-fox conservation and animal welfare.  In a letter...

No Meat May, June, July… and beyond!

by Georgie Dolphin,

Did you know that more than 88 billion land animals are raised, reared and killed for food globally every year? That’s around 2,790 every second. Here in Australia, its estimated that over 500 million land animals are killed for food annually. But it’s not only farm animal lives that are...

Today is Endangered Species Day!

by Helen Church,

Deep in the forests of New South Wales and Victoria, a warbling song is dying out. The singer of this complex, lilting melody, the regent honeyeater, is Critically Endangered and one of Australia’s most threatened species.  Regent honeyeaters were once found across Australia’s eastern states, occupying vast box-ironbark woodlands where they...

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Our campaigns team can provide expert statements and are often interviewed for media stories on animal welfare and conservation. For all media inquiries, please contact Hannah Clayton, Humane Society International Australia, Communications Manager, on 0406 017 588 or hclayton@hsi.org.au