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STATEMENT: Thousands of animals trapped on MV Bahijah await their fate as another ship heads into conflict zone

by Humane Society International,

UPDATE: 6 February 2024 – Re-export rejected Humane Society Internation (HSI) Australia is relieved that the application to re-export thousands of cattle and sheep aboard MV Bahijah was rejected after their original journey via the Red Sea was aborted. These animals have suffered considerably already, and an unconfirmed number have...

STATEMENT: Elizabeth Bay Shark Incident

by Humane Society International,

HSI Australia’s response to the shark incident that occurred at Elizabeth Bay in Sydney Harbour on Monday 29 February, 2024: First and foremost, our thoughts go out to Lauren O’Neill, her family and friends, and first responders as this would have been a truly horrific experience. We wish Lauren a...

Will Maugean skate plan be road to recovery or ruin?

by Humane Society International,

Header image: ©Neville Barrett Maugean skate roadmap will hold all stakeholders to account for skate’s survival Salmon needs to be removed from Macquarie Harbour earlier – Conservation Advice said this summer and roadmap has pushed back to mid-2024  Macquarie harbour salmon threatens Tasmania’s reputation for clean, green produce Submissions into...

Dugongs, turtles, dolphins among over 700 animals killed in Queensland’s shark nets and drumlines in 2023

by Humane Society International,

Humane Society International (HSI) Australia and Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) have analysed the death toll of Queensland’s lethal shark culling program from 2023.  Their analysis of Queensland’s Shark Control Program data found that in total 722 marine animals were either killed or found dead after being drowned in the...

BREAKING: South Korea bans the dog meat industry with historic vote

by Humane Society International,

‘This is history in the making I never thought I would see in my lifetime,’ says JungAh Chae, director of Humane Society International/Korea SEOUL (9th Jan. 2024)—South Korea’s National Assembly has today voted through a ban on the dog meat industry in what animal campaigners at Humane Society International/Korea have...

Footage shows tiger shark brutally culled by shark control program contractors

by Humane Society International,

Shocking footage released today by wildlife conservation groups shows QLD Shark Control Program contractors brutally stabbing a tiger shark off Kings Beach on the Sunshine Coast. The footage shows the tiger shark stabbed repeatedly with a knife by contractors employed by the QLD Government to cull or release marine life...

Australia lists four new Critically Endangered geckos

by Humane Society International,

The Australian Government has announced the listing of four new extremely rare gecko species as Critically Endangered. The species listed are the McIlwraith leaf-tailed gecko, Cape Melville leaf-tailed gecko, Pinnacles leaf-tailed gecko, and Arcadia velvet gecko – all of which are only found in Queensland. Humane Society International (HSI) Australia...

STATEMENT: Closing of 2023 brings much needed focus on nature repair

by Dr Megan Kessler,

Today the Australian Parliament passed the Nature Repair Act 2023, an Act to establish a national voluntary framework for projects to enhance or protect biodiversity.  HSI Australia has previously welcomed the establishment of a system for encouraging private investment into nature conservation. We believe private investment in nature repair is...

South Korea announces plan to ban dog meat industry by 2027

by hannah clayton,

Humane Society International/Korea urges swift legislation to ‘close this miserable chapter in Korea’s history and embrace a dog friendly future’ SEOUL (17 Nov. 2023)—In an historic announcement, the South Korean government has stated that before the end of this year it will introduce a bill to ban the dog meat...

Does Tasmania really want another thylacine on its hands?

by Humane Society International,

Federal Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek has to use her powers to stop another Tasmanian extinction – that of the Maugean skate Federal review of salmon farming in Macquarie Harbour needed for Maugean skate’s survival, but time is running out Tasmanian EPA’s decision to renew salmon licences for two years a...

Cancel Macquarie Harbour salmon licences to save endangered Maugean skate

by Humane Society International,

Feature image credit: Jane Rucker Conservation groups have asked EPA Director to not renew Macquarie Harbour fish farm licences this year as Maugean skate is being driven to extinction Groups have lodged a Right to Information application for EPA to hand over information including breaches of conditions and infringement notices...

Disappointing: VIC Government renews Order to kill threatened dingoes

by Humane Society International,

The Victorian Government has announced their plans to renew the Order in Council that renders dingoes as ‘unprotected fauna’ in parts of the state for another 12 months. Under these regulations dingoes are able to be shot, trapped or baited on private land as well as public lands such as...

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