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Five tips for being an animal friendly tourist

by Rhiannon Cunningham,

With covid restrictions (periodically) easing and international travel resuming you might find yourself presented with the opportunity to take a holiday either here at home or in an exotic overseas location. It’s a thrilling prospect given the challenges of the last couple of years, but in all the excitement it’s important to remember that your holiday itinerary shouldn’t include supporting the...

Threatened habitat listings end the year on a high for wildlife

by Evan Quartermain,

Over the last month we’ve been thrilled with Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley’s decisions to list four Threatened Ecological Communities nominated by Humane Society International! While the fact that the ecosystems are threatened is clearly not good news, these listings will provide the historically cleared and at-risk habitats as well...

Breaking: Italy to shut down all fur farms and permanently ban fur farming

by Kitty Block,

A major win for animals in Italy caps off a year of remarkable progress toward a fur-free future. Today, the Italian Senate Budget Committee approved an amendment that will shutter the country's 10 remaining fur farms within six months and enact a permanent ban on fur farming throughout Italy. This...

Recovery plans under threat

by Alexia Wellbelove,

Humane Society International is rightly proud of our extensive history of threatened species and ecological community nominations under both federal and state environment laws, however whilst getting a species or community listed is a critical first step, it is not the end of the story.   One of the most...

Governments cannot ignore #TheCowInTheRoom

by Nicola Beynon,

Humane Society International is leading calls to stop ignoring #TheCowInThe Room in the upcoming negotiations at the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in November in Glasgow. If COP26 is serious about meeting the Paris Agreement and keeping to 1.5 degrees to limit the potentially catastrophic impact...

Ending the export of our loyal canine companions

by Georgie Dolphin,

Despite lockdowns and border closures becoming a regular feature in our lives lately, this hasn’t stopped the ruthless export of greyhounds from Australia in the name of profit. With a staggering 1,313 greyhounds exported between January 2016 and the end of July this year, we’ll likely never know the fate...

HSI achieves important steps forward on reporting of seabird bycatch

by Alexia Wellbelove,

Over the past three weeks Humane Society International’s Seabird Consultant Nigel Brothers and I have got up at 5am to attend virtual meetings of the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP). This is the international agreement that seeks to conserve albatrosses and petrels—the most imperilled group of...

How does a threatened species get protected?

by Evan Quartermain,

Humane Society International is responsible for the scientific nominations behind some 73 species and 37 ecological communities that are listed as nationally threatened in Australia. These listings are the result of more than two decades of persistent research efforts and we’re far from done yet.   Having accurate conservation statuses recognised in law is essential for good decision-making and the prioritisation of...

‘I rescue animals from disaster areas. Climate change is a gamechanger.’

by Humane Society International,

[caption id="attachment_2240" align="alignnone" width="620"] When Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas, the storm sent shipping containers from the port mowing down everything in their path. Our team searched for survivors. Adam Parascandola/HSI[/caption]   Last week, the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its latest report, one of the most comprehensive...

World Elephant Day: In awe of giants

by Erica Martin,

I know that I shouldn’t have a favourite animal and I truly do love all animals, but I am in total awe of elephants.   I am extremely fortunate to have spent time in the company of these magnificent animals, both in Africa and in India, and there is just...

Save our seabirds – HSI’s top tips for reducing plastic waste!

by Alexia Wellbelove,

As Plastic Free July comes to an end I’m sure you’re all considering how you can continue to reduce your use of plastic. And for good reason. Plastic can have significant impacts on the environment.   Plastic pollution is a fast-spreading epidemic that is killing marine wildlife through entanglement or...

Global pressure mounts to can the cage for Aussie layer hens

by Georgie Dolphin,

As more corporations across the globe commit to a cage-free future, it only highlights just how out-dated Australia’s animal welfare standards are for egg laying hens. By the end of last year, more than 300 companies around the world had pledged to require better welfare for laying hens, including Barilla,...

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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