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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.
June 28, 2014
Fernanda Tavares Poses in Brazil World Cup Strip to Urge Senators to Score a Goal for Animals, Ban Brazil’s Cruel Cosmetics Testing
Supermodel Fernanda Tavares teamed with HSI to urge senators vote to ban cosmetics animal testing in Brazil.
June 11, 2014
In light of complaints about the suggested removal of street dogs in preparation for the World Cup, and the unknown fate of those dogs, HSI urged the mayor’s office in Recife, Brazil, to stop this plan and instead put in place a humane street dog management program.
June 5, 2014
Be Cruelty-Free Brazil Welcomes Historic Bill to Ban Cosmetics Animal Testing but Warns Urgent Improvements Needed to Close Loopholes
Animal advocates from the Be Cruelty-Free Brazil campaign welcomed Brazil's Chamber of Deputies' passage of Bill 6602/13 to ban animal testing for cosmetics in Brazil.
May 20, 2014
HSI welcomed the Brazilian government's Agriculture and Livestock Plan for 2014-2015, which increased the budget of Inovagro, a credit line with special conditions to stimulate new technology and animal welfare improvements in farm animal production.
April 23, 2014
Supermodel Fernanda Tavares Named Be Cruelty-Free Brazil Ambassador for HSI’s Campaign to Ban Cosmetics Animal Testing
Brazilian supermodel Fernanda Tavares was named ambassador for HSI's Be Cruelty-Free Brazil campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics.
April 11, 2014
Arcos Dorados announced a new requirement for its pork suppliers to present, within two years, documented plans to limit gestation crate use and promote group housing for sows.