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Humane Society International/Europe

Identification number in the register: 05097472836-90
Registration date: 18/12/2009 11:33:32

The information on this entity was last modified on: 08/02/2016 11:24:17
The date of the last annual update was: 24/03/2015 16:50:49
Next update due latest on: 24/03/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Humane Society International/Europe



    Section of registration

III - Non-governmental organisations

Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

    Contact details

2100 L Street NW
Washington DC 20037


Level 21, Bastion Tower 5 Place du Champ de Mars
Brussels 1050


    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Andrew Rowan


    Person in charge of EU relations

Ms  Joanna Swabe

EU Executive Director

    Goals / remit

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

HSI/Europe was established as a legal entity in May 2014. Our work in the European Union had previously been 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.

  • European
  • global

    Specific activities covered by the Register

- Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), especially SPS and Sustainable Development chapters
- Amendment of Regulation (EC) 1007/2009 on trade in seal products
- EU animal welfare policy issues
- Wildlife trade policy and CITES
- Policy relating to protection of marine mammals
- Sustainable food policy
- Policy relating to International Finance Institutions
- Food safety policy, specifically relating to horsemeat
- EU policy relating to use of animals in scientific research and animal alternatives

An Eagle Eye on TTIP: Agriculture, research & sustainable development - what's on the horizon?, 3rd March 2015, Brussels

The Free Lunch, 29th September 2015, Brussels





- Regular participation in the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals
- HSI also assists with coordination of cross-party European Parliament Sustainable Food Systems Group


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

- EU trade policy, particularly TTIP and CETA

- 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

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

100%: 3   75%: 1   50%: 1  



The following individuals work from the Brussels office:

- Dr. Joanna Swabe, EU Executive Director
- Lois Lelanchon, EU Policy Officer
- Alexandra Clark, Sustainable Food Campaigner
- Manon Dene, Junior Policy Officer, Wildlife

The following staff are engaged primarily in EU related activities and included in % of working time, but are not Brussels-based:

- Susie Wilks, EU Policy Adviser, Research & Toxicology
- Jarlath Hynes, Science Policy Adviser, Research & Toxicology

The following HSI staff members are not primarily involved in EU-related activities, but regularly interact with EU policymakers in their fields of expertise:

- Troy Seidle, Director of Research and Toxicology
- Claire Bass, 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
Alexandra CLARK 26/08/2015 25/08/2016
Loïs LELANCHON 20/05/2015 11/05/2016
Joanna SWABE 06/05/2015 04/05/2016

    Fields of interest

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Food Safety
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Public Health
  • Research and Technology
  • Trade

    Membership and affiliation

HSI does not have members per se, but has donors and supporters from across all EU Member States


- Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)

- 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

01/2013  -  12/2013

200,000 € - 299,999 €

1,317,616 €

0 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

0 €

0 €

1,317,616 €

1,317,616 €

Financial information given above relates to our affiliate HSI/UK. Until May 2014, all activities in the EU were coordinated from our London office. We have only been established as a legal Belgian - and Brussels based - entity since May 2014. Our Brussels office only formally opened in September 2014.

For the most recent financial year closed, we had fewer fte staff positions. It should also be noted that all EU activities relating to animal testing were funded via the budget of HSI's Research and Toxicology Department.

    Code of conduct

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