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September 24, 2015
#BeCrueltyFree Brazil Welcomes Proposal to Create Air-Tight Ban on Cosmetics Animal Testing in Brazil
Senator Cristovam Buarque’s proposal of vital amendments to Bill 70/2014 could close the book once and for all on animal testing for cosmetics.
August 10, 2015
HSI's research and toxicology team in Brasilia said ANVISA’s decision to accept 17 alternative tests could potentially spare thousands of animals if fully applied, and welcomed the move in advance of the Agency’s long-anticipated review of registration test requirements for pesticides.
July 6, 2015
Brazilian Animal Groups & Sao Paulo Deputado Feliciano Filho Unite for an Effective Federal Ban on Animal Testing of Cosmetics
Leading animal protection groups across Brazil wrote an urgent letter to Senator Cristovam Buarque reiterated reiterating their concern that PLC 70/2014 will not ban most cosmetic tests on animals in the country and that the bill must be amended by the Senate.
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.