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Profile of registrant

Humane Society International

Identification number in the register: 05097472836-90
Registration date: 18/12/09 11:33:32

The information on this organisation was last modified on 08/09/14 09:08:00
The date of the last annual update was 23/11/13 16:34:41

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Humane Society International
Acronym: HSI (UK)
Legal status: Registered Charity
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Mark Jones
Position: Executive Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Joanna Swabe
Position: EU Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 5 Underwood Street 
London N1 7LY
Telephone number: (+44) 2074905288
Fax number: (+44) 5603460619
Other contact information: Dr Joanna Swabe
EU Director
HSI Europe
Levels 20 & 21 Bastion Tower
5 Place du Champ de Mars
B-1050 Brussels, Belgium
tel: +31 651 317 004 or
+32 491 068 576

Mark Jones
UK Executive Director
5 Underwood Street
London N1 7LY
tel: +44(0)2074905288
mob: +44(0)7947749475
fax: +44(0)5603460619

Global Headquarters
Humane Society International
2100 L Street NW
Washington DC 20037

President & CEO
Dr. Andrew Rowan

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: An affiliate of the global animal protection organisation Humane Society International (HSI), Humane Society International UK is a leading force for animal protection, with tens of thousands of supporters across the United Kingdom and Europe. We are an effective voice for animals, with active programmes in wildlife protection, alternatives to animal experiments, international trade, companion animal care and farm animal welfare.

At present, our work in the European Union is coordinated from the HSI/UK office in London. Humane Society International is the international arm of The Humane Society of the United States, one of the world's largest animal protection organisations. HSI is creating a better future for animals and people through advocacy, education, and hands-on programmes. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty worldwide.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 9
Complementary information: The following individuals are engaged in EU related activities:

- Dr. Joanna Swabe, EU Director
- Lois Lelanchon, Campaigner
- Alexandra Clark, Consultant farm animal campaigner
- Troy Seidle, Director of Research and Toxicology
- Emily McIvor, Policy Director, Research & Toxicology Dept
- Susie Wilks, EU Policy Adviser,Research & Toxicology
- Mark Jones, HSI/UK Executive Director
- Mark P. Simmonds OBE, Senior Associate Marine Scientist

In addition, we have an external consultant who is an expert in the field of animal protection and regularly works for and represents the interests of HSI on specific issues: Nicolas Entrup (Shifting Values).

His consultancy company has its own entry in the Transparency Register, but his connection with HSI is listed here in the interests of transparency and he is included in the total number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Register.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Emily McIvor 10/02/14 07/02/15
Loïs Lelanchon 27/05/14 23/05/15
Susannah Wilks 10/09/14 08/09/15
Alexandra Clark 10/09/14 08/09/15
Joanna Swabe 27/05/14 23/05/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Humane Society International (HSI) has been actively involved in advocacy work relating to the following EU initiatives during the past few years:

- Regulation (EC) No. 1007/2009 on trade in seal products

- Evaluation of the EU Action Plan for the Protection and Welfare of Animals 2006-2011 and EU Strategy for Protection and Welfare of Animals 2011-2015

- Regulation (EU) No. 1007/2011 on Textile names and related labelling of textile products

- Regulation on the prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species (IAS)

- EU policymaking and proposals concerning Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), plus implementation and enforcement of CITES

- Regulation (EC) No. 1099/2009 on the protection of animals at the time of killing

- Amendment of Regulation (EC) 1185/2003 on the removal of fins of sharks on board vessels

- Proposed EU Action Plan on reducing the incidental bycatch of seabirds in fishing gear

- Directive 98/8/EC on placing on the market of biocidal products

- Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes

- Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 on cosmetic products

- Horizon 2020

- Directive 91/414/EEC concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market

- Regulation 2006/1907/EC concerning the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals (REACH)

- Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP)

- Regulation (EC) No 440/2008 laying down test methods

- Regulation (EU) No. 15/2011 amending Regulation (EC) No 2074/2005 as regards recognised testing methods for detecting marine biotoxins in live bivalve molluscs

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Food Safety
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Public Health
  • Research and Technology
  • Trade


Total number of members that are natural persons: 50,000
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information: The above boxes are ticked, because HSI has supporters across all EU Member States.


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

- Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)
- Eurogroup for Animals

- Fur Free Alliance (FFA)
- Species Survival Network (SSN)
- Shark Alliance
- Wildlife and Countryside Link

-Associate Parliamentary Group for Animal Welfare (APGAW - UK)
-UK CITES Management Authority Joint Liaison Group (JLG)

- CARACAL (Competent Authorities for REACH and Classification and Labelling) + nanomaterials sub-group
- ecopa (European Consensus Platform for Alternatives)
- ECVAM (European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods) Stakeholder Advisory Forum
- EPAA (European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing)
- ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) Risk Assessment Committee [representing Eurogroup for Animals]
- Human Toxicology Project Consortium
- ICAPO (International Council on Animal Protection at the OECD)
- ICAPPP (International Council on Animal Protection in Pharmaceutical Programmes)

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 12/2012
Total budget: 1,313,164
of which public financing: 0
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources: 0
- from local/regional sources: 0
from other sources: 1,313,164
- donations: 1,313,164
- contributions from members:
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 50000  € - 100000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.