Friday, April 17, 2020
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...
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...
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...
Floods

Animals need help in flood-ravaged Belo Horizonte

Belo Horizonte, the capital city of Minas Gerais State, has been ravaged by heavy rain and floodings that have left tens of people dead....
Racism

Indigenous organization sues Brazilian president over comment during live video

Another week, another scandal involving far-right Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro. During his last Thursday Facebook live transmission , Bolsonaro said indigenous people were "evolving"...
Art show

Claudia Andujar’s photo exhibition of the Yanomami people opens in Paris

For the last 50 years, Swiss photographer, Claudia Andujar, has been documenting and advocating for the Yanomami people. This week she will open a new...
Police violence

They shoot dogs, don’t they?

Last Monday, a female dog called Lessie was minding her own business in the district of Jardim Turu in the northeastern capital city of...
Democracy under attack

Glenn Greenwald is the latest target of political persecution in Brazil

A public prosecutor in Brasilia, capital of Brazil, has filed a criminal charge against Glenn Greenwald, the Pulitzer-winning journalist who became known for his...
Animals under attack

Hunters threaten wildlife in reserve in the northeast of Brazil

A biologist who runs a nature reserve in Itapajé, Ceará state (northeast of Brazil) has been threatened by hunters who want to murder animals...
Climate change

Wildfires in Australia and Brazil, animal agriculture and climate apocalypse

How can we dance when our earth is turning? How do we sleep while our beds are burning? (Beds are burning by the Australian band “Midnight...
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...
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...