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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.
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.
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.
December 9, 2015
New Book by Brazilian Scientist Critically Examines Animal Research and Calls for Move towards Human-Based Models
Tomo Editorial and HSI launched Animal Experimentation: An Obstacle to Scientific Progress, a book providing an in-depth analysis of animal use in research from a scientific and historical perspective. The book is part of a growing movement among the Brazilian and international scientific community questioning the effectiveness of animals as models of human biology and disease.