Monday, December 16, 2019
Oil spill in Brazil

As animal death toll increases, researchers may have found location of oil leakage

The ongoing environmental crime along the northeastern coast of Brazil, where a massive oil spill is impacting coastal ecosystems and killing wildlife, illustrates with...
Animal law

Salvador passes tougher animal cruelty legislation

Salvador, the capital of Bahia state, famous for its Afro-Brazilian heritage and carnival culture, has passed a new law with stricter penalties for cases...
Love story

Farmer buys pig for slaughter, falls in love, adopts pig

You must have heard of a dairy farmer who had an epiphany, turned vegan and converted their animal farm into an animal sanctuary. Brazilian...
Rio dogs

Rio dogs allowed back on the beach

Dog-loving lawmakers in Rio de Janeiro have succeeded in passing a new bill that allows guardians to take their dogs to any beach in the city. The new bill replaces a 2005 piece of legislation that banned dogs from Rio’s beaches.
Amazon deforestation

Amazon deforestation hits record high in September

Deforestation of the Amazon forest continues to grow under the new right-wing Brazilian government. According to the latest data from the Brazilian space agency,...
Working cat

Meet Leon, the world’s most famous cat attorney

It is a pun made in furry heaven. Attorney in Portuguese is 'advogado' while cat is 'gato' - mix these two words together and...
Zoo hell

Rio zoo deaths and disappearances to be investigated

Rio City Council's special animal health commission has launched an investigation into the death of more than 200 animals and the kidnapping of birds...

Rio bus driver stops traffic to rescue dog

A heart-warming story about a bus driver who stopped the traffic in Rio de Janeiro to rescue a dog after the animal had been...
Amazon fires

Brazilian police closer to Amazon forest arsonists

A Brazilian police investigation is making progress to find, and hopefully arrest, land-grabbers in Pará State who led a movement called Day of Fire,...
Veganism and the Amazon

Cafu teams up with Vegan Nation to protect the Amazon

Vegan Nation, Bnei-Brak based vegan enterprise, has drafted in Brazilian football legend to work as the company's brand ambassador. Cafu, who at 49 has...
Change of heart

Former rodeo announcer regrets causing harm to animals

Legendary Brazilian rodeo announcer, Asa Branca, says he regrets all the suffering he caused animals in the past. In a recent interview with Brazilian...
Protest

Extinction Rebellion calls protests at Brazilian embassies

In response to the oil spill that is spreading along the coast of the northeast of Brazil, and which is destroying animal life and...