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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.
November 30, 2015
HSI applauded the move by Blumenau to become the third city in Brazil to ban the production of foie gras.
November 16, 2015
JBS, owner of SEARA, Brazil’s second largest pork producer and the world’s largest animal processing company, announced it will completely phase out of the use of gestation crates to confine breeding sows. The company will transition to group housing systems for breeding sows in its entire supply chain by 2025.