Did You Know?
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.
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.
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BioMed21 is a global initiative led by Humane Society International to re-orient research funding away from outdated and failing animal methods and towards human biology-based methods worldwide.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.