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Now is the time for countries across the world to ban fur

Now is the time for countries across the world to ban fur

Last week, Israel became the first country in the world to ban the sale of new fur products used for fashion. We want to share why this is meaningful progress for animals and for advocates around the globe fighting for a fur-free future. A strong . . . 

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Chinese advocates lead the fight against Yulin’s dog meat trade

Chinese advocates lead the fight against Yulin’s dog meat trade

In China and a few other East Asian nations, there is a civil war playing out over the dog and cat meat trade. It is a war of ideas, attitudes, behaviors and worldviews. It is a fight that pits citizens of these nations who love . . . 

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Breaking: Dogs who were raised for meat arrive in the U.S. to find homes

Breaking: Dogs who were raised for meat arrive in the U.S. to find homes

Early this morning, 171 dogs from South Korean dog meat farms landed at Dulles International Airport to start new lives, and on this first day of their bright futures, I am reminded of how critical our day-to-day work is. Every time Humane Society International shuts . . . 

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Police intercept illegal dog meat truck in Indonesia for the first time

Police intercept illegal dog meat truck in Indonesia for the first time

One of the most important aspects of animal advocacy is ensuring that changes to policy translate to meaningful actions that save lives. What happened on a street in Indonesia earlier this month signals remarkable progress, bringing much-needed hope to the more than one million dogs . . . 

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Animals to be recognized as sentient in U.K. — Here’s why that matters

Animals to be recognized as sentient in U.K. — Here’s why that matters

The animal protection movement made some great progress this week when the U.K. announced new legal recognitions for animals and a plan to improve animal welfare policies. Here, Claire Bass, executive director of Humane Society International/U.K., explains what this means for animals. As the political . . . 

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How our India team fed 18,000 street dogs during the pandemic

How our India team fed 18,000 street dogs during the pandemic

In India right now, the latest Covid-19 surge is having an overwhelming impact on the country’s people and infrastructure. Our supporters from around the world have reached out to express their concern for our team at Humane Society International/India. Alokparna Sengupta, India managing director, and . . . 

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South Africa to clamp down on exploitative captive lion industry

South Africa to clamp down on exploitative captive lion industry

A key panel appointed by the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment in South Africa recommends banning captive lion breeding and the commercial trade of lion parts such as lion skeletons. Humane Society International/Africa has been a key player in the campaign to phase . . . 

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In HSI’s ‘Save Ralph,’ a lovable spokesbunny makes a case for ending cosmetics animal testing

In HSI’s ‘Save Ralph,’ a lovable spokesbunny makes a case for ending cosmetics animal testing

Animals used by the cosmetics testing industry have long suffered in silence. But they now have a new spokesbunny, Ralph, who is telling it like it is. “Save Ralph” is a powerful stop-motion animation short film featuring Oscar winner Taika Waititi as the voice of . . . 

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Korean musician who adopted meat farm dog works to change misconceptions in her country

Korean musician who adopted meat farm dog works to change misconceptions in her country

Perceptions in South Korea about dog meat are changing, with more Koreans than ever before supporting a ban on it. But some within the country continue to believe that “meat” dogs are somehow different from “pet dogs” and therefore not adoptable. Humane Society International is . . . 

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Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga go fur-free

Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga go fur-free

Two of fashion’s most iconic brands, Alexander McQueen and Balenciaga, have announced they no longer use animal fur in their lines. Alexander McQueen, a top British brand, and Balenciaga, a luxury Spanish brand, are the latest houses in the Kering Group, a luxury fashion group . . . 

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African elephants are just a step or two away from extinction, new report warns

African elephants are just a step or two away from extinction, new report warns

Scientists and conservationists have long warned about drastic drops in African elephant populations because of habitat loss, conflicts with humans and poaching for ivory. Trophy hunters exacerbate the problem by mowing elephants down for fun. Yesterday, the International Union for Conservation of Nature sounded a . . . 

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Costa Rica and HSI seek to end wildlife selfie abuses with #StopAnimalSelfies campaign

Costa Rica and HSI seek to end wildlife selfie abuses with #StopAnimalSelfies campaign

Costa Rica’s gorgeous biodiversity has made it a haven for wildlife tourism. But in the age of social media, the impact on the wild animals themselves has not always been a positive one. In a 2017 study, Costa Rica was identified as one of the . . . 

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