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Helping Animals in Labs

HSI's Be Cruelty-Free campaign is working to end animal testing for cosmetics in Brazil and worldwide.

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  • March 21, 2018

    Historic meat reduction project launched in Bahia, Brazil

    HSI in Brazil teamed up with four cities in the northeastern state of Bahia and the local Public Prosecutor Office to transition all of the meals served at its public school cafeterias to 100% plant-based by the end of 2019.

  • January 12, 2018

    J. Macêdo commits to sourcing exclusively cage-free eggs

    J. Macêdo, which owns the Brazilian pasta brands Petybon and Brandini, has committed to sourcing exclusively cage-free eggs throughout its supply chain by 2025. This policy follows discussions with HSI and other animal protection organizations.

  • December 13, 2017

    State of Rio de Janeiro becomes first in Americas to enact comprehensive ban on animal testing for cosmetics

    HSI applauded the Rio de Janeiro State Assembly for adopting the first law in Brazil and the Americas banning both the testing of cosmetics products and ingredients on animals as well as the sales of cosmetics newly tested on animals. The bill includes heavy fines and a suspension of a license to operate for those breaching the law.

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  • November 27, 2017

    Brazilian food industry leaders meet to discuss animal welfare

    HSl hosted Brazil’s first corporate animal welfare roundtable that brought together food industry leaders to discuss the cage-free egg movement in the country. In recent years, egg-laying hen welfare has become a priority corporate social responsibility issue for the food industry, with dozens of food companies committing to sourcing exclusively cage-free eggs.

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