Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Vegetarian Brazil

30 million Brazilians are now vegetarian

The Brazilian vegetarian society (SVB) estimates that 30 million people in Brazil have adopted a vegetarian diet, or 14% of the overall population of...
Arts and culture

Theater play puts the spotlight on animal rights

Animal rights will be on stage with a theater production that opens today in São Paulo. A play called Benjamin deals with the injustices...
Livestock and deforestation

Beef is destroying the Amazon

It is not exactly a novelty but it's essential to remind people that the main driver of deforestation in the Amazon is livestock. This study...
Vegan cities

Veganism grows in Campinas, one of Brazil’s largest cities

The city of Campinas, in São Paulo State, is one of Brazil's largest cities (14th place), home to a major public university as well...
Fireworks hell

Brazilian state passes new law limiting fireworks

All over the world, an increasing number of people are posting shocking videos and photos of pets who are terrified of fireworks, pets who...
Runaway animals

Drugstore owner adopts cow who sought shelter in her shop

A cow on the run got lucky when she decided to seek refuge at Priscila Strapasson's drugstore in Colombo, Paraná State. The incident took...
Cruelty-free

Cruelty-free market expands in Brazil

Young entrepreneurs are leading the way in cruelty-free and other alternative beauty options, new research shows. The study was commissioned by Factor-Kline consultancy and reveals...
Tribal resistance

Tribes and rubber tappers unite against Bolsonaro

Indigenous tribes and rubber-tapping leaders yesterday gathered to make opposition to President Bolsonaro's measures which are destroying the rainforest, their source of livelihood. According to...
Drones

In the south of Brazil, police uses drones to record animal abuse

Police in the state of Santa Catarina, in the south of Brazil, are using drones to help them produce court evidence against animal abusers,...
Environment

Fish in Brazilian nature reserves face new threat

An ordinance published by Instituto Chico Mendes, a Brazilian federal environmental agency, has regulated 'recreational fishing' in conservation units occupied by traditional communities. The move...
Wildlife

Brazilian sea turtle project reaches 40th anniversary milestone

Projeto Tamar, a sea turtle conservation and breeding project in Brazil, is turning 40 in 2020 with a staggering figure to help it celebrate...
Meat cruelty

As beef prices soar, criminals kidnap animals

With an increase in beef exports to China, which means more animals sent to the horrors of the slaughterhouse, beef prices have soared in...