September 25, 2008
About HSI in Brazil
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.
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.
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.
HSI: Celebrating Animals, Confronting Cruelty Worldwide.