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September 25, 2008

About HSI in Brazil

Humane Society International

  • We're working to improve life for farm animals. HSI

  • Join our Meatless Monday campaign. Meredith Lee/The HSUS

  • Animal testing for cosmetics causes terrible suffering. istock

Humane Society International (HSI) and our partner organizations together constitute one of the world’s largest animal protection organizations—backed by more than 11 million people. We work globally to protect animals in laboratories, farm animals, companion animals, and wildlife.

In Brazil, HSI works on three core programs: ending the intensive confinement of farm animals, Meatless Monday, and ending animal testing in the cosmetics sector.

Ending intensive confinement

HSI is working with companies, government institutions, civil society organizations, and consumers to end two of the cruelest practices in agribusiness: the intensive confinement of egg-laying hens in battery cages and breeding sows (female pigs) in gestation crates.

Meatless Monday and reducing or replacing meat consumption

We also invite people to reduce or replace their consumption animal-based foods as a way to help animals, health, and the planet. Our main initiative is the Meatless Monday campaign, a growing international movement that asks consumers to leave meat off of their plates one day a week, on Mondays.

Be Cruelty-Free

The Be Cruelty-Free campaign was launched to end animal testing in the cosmetics sector in Brazil. Rabbits, mice and guinea-pigs have chemicals forced down their throat and dripped into their eyes and on to their shaved skin. It's the ugly secret of the beauty industry that we are determined to end.

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Read the latest news on our campaigns in Brazil and worldwide.

HSI: Celebrating Animals, Confronting Cruelty Worldwide.

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