July 22, 2014
“Déjalas Mover” Campaign Against Lifelong Confinement of Animals in Food Production in Cages in Mexico Launched
Mexican celebrities, NGOs and food companies joined HSI to launch Déjalas Mover, Let Them Move, a campaign to end the most controversial practice in animal agriculture: the lifelong confinement of egg-laying hens and breeding sows in cages so small the animals can barely move.
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 13, 2014
At an event at the Costa Rican Congress yesterday, 48 out of 57 members of Congress publicly committed to vote to strengthen the existing animal welfare laws in the country.
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 30, 2014
Food industry and animal welfare experts discussed consumers’ growing preference for cage-free eggs in Costa Rica and worldwide, during HSI’s workshop on “Market Opportunities for Cage-Free Egg Production.”
May 22, 2014
HSI’s first annual National Farm Animal Welfare Journalist Award was launched in Mexico. The award program honors outstanding journalistic works that have raised public awareness on farm animal production and factory farming issues in Mexico.
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.
May 19, 2014
Costa Rica Beer Factory became the first restaurant in the country to join the global Meatless Monday movement. HSI worked with the restaurant to implement the program.
April 30, 2014
Regional Director of HSI Latin America Cynthia Dent welcomed the Costa Rican congress' ratification on second and final debate of legislation to increase penalties for dogfighting by unanimous vote.