August 25, 2015
Coahuila became Mexico’s third state to ban bullfighting after Congress voted 16-5 last Friday in favor of reforming article 20 of the local Animal Protection Law. Humane Society International applauded the move.
August 18, 2015
HSI received a report about a house in Mexico City where 30 dogs and 18 cats were being kept in poor conditions.
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 22, 2015
A Costa Rican made the first ruling in favor of animal welfare in Costa Rica after convicting a person for breeding dogs in an illegal breeding facility, or puppy mill.
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 2, 2015
In the year since its launch, the Déjalas Mover campaign against intensive confinement made great progress.
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.
May 21, 2015
HSI helped rescue 64 dogs--eight of them pregnant--from lives of neglect in a Costa Rican puppy mill.
May 11, 2015
Hyatt Group’s Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort, located in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, adopted a cage-free eggs policy, receiving praise from Humane Society International/Latin America.