Did You Know?
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.
November 10, 2015
BioMed21 is a global initiative led by Humane Society International to re-orient research funding away from outdated and failing animal methods and towards human biology-based methods worldwide.
October 16, 2015
Brazilian celebrity Cleo Pires joins HSI this World Food Day in inviting consumers to make more compassionate food choices by saying no to eggs produced by hens confined to battery cages.
October 15, 2015
HSI applauded Brazil’s health agency, ANVISA, for committing to remove a redundant and scientifically unnecessary one-year dog study from its safety testing requirements for pesticides. As the world’s largest market for agricultural and other pesticide chemicals, this move by Brazil marks the beginning of the end of this controversial animal test globally.
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.