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June 3, 2015
JBS, Brazil’s second largest pork producer and the world’s largest animal protein processing company, announced in its sustainability report plans to phase out the use of gestation crates to confine breeding sows at all company-owned facilities.
June 1, 2015
Global Singing Star Leona Lewis Sends Personal Plea to Brazil’s Senate to Ban All Animal Testing for Cosmetics
Leona Lewis wrote a personal plea to the Brazilian Senate in a bid to ban all cruel animal testing of cosmetics in Brazil. A delegation of leading animal protection groups in Brazil, led by Humane Society International’s #BeCrueltyFree Brazil campaign, hand delivered Leona’s heartfelt plea to Senator Cristovam Buarque in Brasilia.
April 30, 2015
São Paulo University Piracicaba will serve only meat-free meals in its campus cafeteria one day a week. USP Piracicaba is the first agriculture university in Brazil to adopt a humane eating program.
March 18, 2015
National Congress Applauded for Confirming 16.7 Million Reais Investment in Alternatives to Animal Testing
The National Congress voted to include R$16.7 million in funding for the National Network for Alternative Methods on the 2015 budget, a move applauded by HSI.
January 29, 2015
Humane Society International urged the Brazilian Congress to vote to approve a substantial investment worth R$16.7 million in ethically and scientifically superior alternatives to animal testing.
January 26, 2015
Global superstar Kesha took time out on her Brazil tour to meet backstage with #BeCrueltyFree campaigners in Sao Paulo where she signed a #BeCrueltyFree pledge of support, and took to Twitter and Facebook to urge Brazilians to lobby the Senate for a full ban on cosmetics cruelty.
November 25, 2014
BRF, Brazil’s Largest Pig Producer, Announces Phase-out of Lifelong Confinement of Breeding Sows in Controversial Gestation Crates
BRF, Brazil’s largest pig producer and producers of iconic brands such as Sadia and Pedigão, announced today that it will phase out the lifelong confinement of breeding sows in gestation crates. HSI had been encouraging BRF to make such a commitment and welcomes the company’s announcement as a positive step.
October 10, 2014
As food retailers, egg producers and industry associations celebrated World Egg Day, attempting to get consumers to consume more eggs, HSI asked consumers to look at the reality behind egg production.
September 8, 2014
HSI Welcomes Brazil’s Recognition of 17 Alternative Tests for Cosmetics and Chemicals but Five-Year Delay is Unsatisfactory
HSI welcomed CONCEA’s acknowledgement of 17 alternative test methods for cosmetics and chemical safety. However, HSI warns that CONCEA’s stipulated five-year delay before the animal tests must cease is contrary to Brazilian law which already mandates immediate replacement of animal tests once alternatives are available.
August 19, 2014
Senator Suplicy in Video Appeal: We Must Close Loopholes in Brazil’s Bill to Ban Cosmetics Animal Testing or Animals Remain Unprotected
Brazilian Sen. Eduardo Suplicy launched a video appeal to his fellow senators, alerting them to serious loopholes in a bill intended to ban animal testing of cosmetics.