January 18, 2017
The recent discovery of naproxen in Brazilian horsemeat has led HSI/Europe to sound the alarm bell about the safety of horsemeat imports from outside the European Union. This substance, which is prohibited for use in food animals, was identified in horse meat shipped from Brazil to Belgium.
January 16, 2017
Industry giants Cargill and International Meal Company commit to 100 percent cage-free egg supply chains in Brazil
Cargill Brazil, one of the country’s main food producers, and International Meal Company, one of Brazil’s largest restaurant companies, with 271 locations in Brazil, Colombia, Panama and the United States, announced today that they will source exclusively cage-free eggs in their supply chains.
January 3, 2017
2016 saw major gains for farm animals in Mexico, especially for egg-laying hens, according to Humane Society International.
December 21, 2016
AccorHotels announced that it is partnering with Humane Society International to implement its global free-range egg policy. AccorHotels will eliminate caged eggs from its liquid and shell egg supply chain in Europe by 2020, and in remaining markets within 8 years.
December 19, 2016
Brazil Fast Food Corporation (BFFC), which operates approximately 1,250 restaurants in Brazil, including Bob’s, Yoggi, Doggis, Pizza Hut, and KFC, has committed to sourcing only cage-free eggs throughout its entire supply chain.
December 14, 2016
Humane Society International applauds Rights Commission for approving inclusion of animal welfare on new Mexico City Constitution
HSI applauded the Rights Commission of Mexico City’s Constitutional Assembly for approving an article on animal welfare to be included in the constitution the city will adopt in February.
December 7, 2016
Justice Commission of Mexico’s House of Representatives applauded for advancing the criminalization of dogfights
The Justice Commission of Mexico’s House of Representatives has issued a favorable opinion on reforming the Federal Criminal Code penalizing various activities related to dogfighting.
December 1, 2016
HSI has criticized the listing of the cruel Mexican equestrian practice “charrería”, a practice that consists of tailing, roping and riding horses and bulls, on the UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
November 28, 2016
Seeking to sustain the Supreme Federal Court decision that vaquejadas, a type of bullfighting event prevalent in Northeastern Brazil, are unconstitutional, HSI is urging Brazilian President Michel Temer to veto a bill that would protect this violent, cruel event as a cultural heritage.
November 24, 2016
The restaurant chain 100% Natural announced that it will transition to a 100 percent cage-free egg supply chain in Mexico. 100% Natural will work together with Humane Society International to achieve this goal by 2020.