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Going camping this summer or chasing the snow? 

by Sabrina Nizeti,

Are you looking to update your outdoor weather wardrobe? Wool is a popular fibre used in adventure clothing, but it has animal welfare issues to watch out for and on this topic, we’ve got you covered.   Mulesing is one of the most painful mutilations inflicted on Australian livestock, a...

Food was on the table at COP27, but there is still much more work to be done

by Humane Society International,

As the UN climate convention ends, Humane Society International is encouraged by recognition of food system’s contribution to the climate crisisHumane Society International is encouraged by the long overdue recognition among climate talk negotiators that food systems not only contribute to the ever-worsening climate crisis but can also serve as...

A historic vote for sharks at the CITES COP

by Humane Society International,

The bulk of the global trade in shark fins is set to come under the control of a global wildlife convention. Parties have voted for 54 species of requiem shark and 6 species of hammerhead to be listed on Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered (CITES)....

Government’s scientific committee slams NSW shark nets

by Humane Society International,

The NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC) has completed its annual review of the state's shark net program and issued a scathing assessment of the way in which the NSW Government is managing the shark nets installed on metropolitan ocean beaches between September and April every year.     The Scientific...

5 tips for plant-based holidays: Our expert chefs share tricks of the trade

by Kitty Block,

COVER Photo: Ella Olsson / Unsplash During this holiday season, as I think about how I'll celebrate with my family around the dinner table, I have a special appreciation for the work that our food service innovation team does: This unique team helps people around the world access healthy, delicious plant-based...

Environment ministers make welcome commitments to nature but they can’t be met without significant new funding

by Dr Megan Kessler,

Last Friday we saw the first national Environment Ministers Meeting under an Albanese Government and yesterday was the first budget. So what does this all mean for nature?  The national Environment Ministers Meeting was the first in over 500 days. 500 days during which our extinction crisis has been ever...

Out of date sheep standards a liability to industry

by Martine Lappan,

A national sheep industry survey has revealed just how frequently surgical procedures are performed on Australian sheep without any pain relief.  The results were published last week in the Sheep Sustainability Framework On-farm Insights from the National Producer Survey for 2022, a report commissioned by Meat and Livestock Australia and...

Statement: Environment Ministers Meeting presents opportunity to ensure stronger protections for nature

by Humane Society International,

HSI today welcomed the renewal of the national Environment Ministers Meetings and the opportunity it presents to ensure stronger protections for nature across the country. In response the Agreed Communique from the meeting, Dr Megan Kessler, nature campaigner for HSI said: "We welcome the commitment of all environment ministers nationally...

Representatives from 184 countries will meet in Panama next month to determine the fate of 600 species

by Humane Society International,

The 19th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora—known as CITES—will meet November 14-25 in Panama City, Panama, where delegates from the 184 member countries will consider 52 proposals to increase or decrease protections for 600...

Here’s why the global ban on whaling is as essential as ever

by Kitty Block,

More than forty years since the global moratorium on commercial whaling was adopted, it is justly regarded as one of the most important conservation and animal protection measures of all time. By most estimates it’s saved hundreds of thousands of whales from the harpoon and prevented the extinction of several species and population...

Global economic crisis threatens survival of world’s only international whale conservation body, warns NGO as IWC68 begins in Slovenia

by Humane Society International,

Moves to lift global ban on commercial whaling a major concern, says Humane Society International  As the 68th meeting of the International Whaling Commission began yesterday in Slovenia, animal protection and conservation non-profit Humane Society International warns that the very future of the IWC and the global moratorium on commercial...

Horrors of Australia’s slaughter files and what they tell us about our animal welfare system

by Martine Lappan,

Recently, over 8000 pages of ‘Animal Welfare Incident Reports’ were publicly released that chronicle the horrendous experiences of more than 4000 animals before slaughter. It’s a miserable read, complete with nightmarish photos.   The fact that these are the tick boxes on the incident report form says this suffering is routine...

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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 Rhiannon Cunningham, Humane Society International Australia Communications Coordinator, on 0406 017 588 or rhiannon@hsi.org.au