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November 28, 2016
Seeking to sustain the Supreme Federal Court decision that vaquejadas, a type of bullfighting event prevalent in Northeastern Brazil, are unconstitutional, HSI is urging Brazilian President Michel Temer to veto a bill that would protect this violent, cruel event as a cultural heritage.
May 17, 2016
A bill to ban cosmetic tests on animals officially became Pará’s state law 8.361 following its signature by Governor Simão Jatene on 11 May. The law provides a ban on testing both cosmetics products and ingredients on animals and had been approved last April by the State Assembly of Pará.
May 17, 2016
HSI applauded the city of Goiania, the capital of Goias state, for becoming Brazil’s second state capital to ban products made by force-feeding animals. This is the method used to produce foie gras, in which ducks are typically force fed to increase the size of their livers.
March 3, 2016
The European Commission’s Food and Veterinary Office’s latest audit in Brazil has found major shortcomings in the production of horsemeat destined for export to the European Union.
December 29, 2015
Cooperativa Central Aurora Alimentos, owner of Aurora brand and Brazil’s third largest pork producer, announced a complete phase-out of the continuous use of gestation crates for breeding sows.