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Government must fulfil election promise to phase out live sheep exports

by Humane Society International,

This media release was distributed by the Australian Alliance for Animals, of which HSI Australia is a member. Leading animal welfare organisations are calling on the Albanese Government to honour its election commitment to phase out live sheep exports in an open letter requesting a definitive end date to be...

Comprehensive nature law reform still desperately needed

by Humane Society International,

Today the Australian Government announced stage two of their national environmental law reform of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC Act), which will see the introduction of two new environmental authorities—Environment Protection Australia (EPA) and Environment Information Australia. Humane Society International (HSI) Australia has long been calling for...

5 ways you can help wombats this Wombat Wednesday

by Humane Society International,

You’d be hard-pressed to find an animal as quintessentially Aussie as the wombat – these tough, clever and surprisingly cheeky animals represent everything we love about this country’s wildlife. Despite this, however, wombats are facing a range of issues that threaten their survival in bushland, farms and national parks. The...

Why the PM’s renewable “Future Made in Australia” must benefit albatross

by Nicola Beynon,

Prime Minister Albanese’s “Future Made in Australia” speech this week talked about the economic opportunities for Australia in the race to design and build technology for the renewable energy revolution. Humane Society International Australia agrees and says Australia also has responsibilities to lead the race for the sake of nature....

The hidden diversity right below the surface

by Louisa Bartels,

Invertebrates are an often-forgotten group in wildlife conservation, despite making up around 97% of all animals. They’re considered to be uncharismatic or unlikeable by some people, but this couldn’t be further from the truth!  Land snails   Land snails are an undoubtedly underappreciated group of invertebrates, but they have essential ecosystem...

Joint Release: UNESCO alerted to impact of salmon farming on World Heritage Area

by Humane Society International,

UNESCO has been urged to request the Australian Government undertake an urgent and comprehensive environmental assessment and report on the impact of salmon farming on the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA). The Australia Institute, First Nations representatives, and local, national and international conservation organisations have written to the UN...

STATEMENT: Ill-fated live export ship to arrive in Israel

by Humane Society International,

The MV Bahijah is due to arrive in Israel tomorrow – the second attempt for the vessel after it was forced to return to Australia in February due to Houthi Rebel attacks in the Red Sea. In total the approximately 14 thousand sheep and one thousand cattle aboard the ship...

Get to know Georgie Dolphin, Animal Welfare Campaigner Australia

by Humane Society International,

Georgie has been part of the HSI team since 2012. She grew up on a farm in the UK and gained an honours degree in Animal Science at Leeds  University. Georgie leads HSI’s campaigns on farm animal welfare, the dog meat trade, animals in entertainment, and the fur trade. She...

Tiger rescue: from hell to heaven

by Humane Society International,

Rescuing a tiger is not a job for the faint hearted! But thanks to you, 12 tigers are living a whole new life at the Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand sanctuary. When I saw the original photograph of Salamas in her cell at the tiger farm, it just broke my heart....

STATEMENT: Funding for Cumberland Plain koalas

by Humane Society International,

Humane Society International (HSI) Australia welcomes the announcement from the NSW Government that koala conservation in Western Sydney will receive $100M in funding, through the Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan. The Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan was approved by the previous NSW Government to streamline development approvals in Western Sydney, but provided...

Meet Martell: a true champion for animals

by Humane Society International,

Martell loves animals! She first became a supporter of HSI more than 20 years ago and has steadily increased her support the more she learned about our campaigns to protect animals. We asked her to share her thoughts on why our work matters so much to her. Where do you...

Wild and free again

by Humane Society International,

As you know the goal of every wildlife rescue is the rehabilitation of the animal and release back into the wild. That is something that our partners at the Zambia Primate Project have perfected.  Late last year the team released a group of 27 vervet monkeys, named the Nkonde troop,...

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