|Brazil - Federal Decree on Anti-Cruelty||
This is a short summary of the federal decree that gives federal jurisdiction over some domestic animal issues.
|PROJETO DE LEI Nº ____, DE 2007 (in portuguese)||PROJETO DE LEI Nº ____, DE 2007||Institui o Código Federal de Bem-Estar Animal, estabelecendo diretrizes e normas para a garantia de atendimento aos princípios de bem-estar animal nas atividades de controle animal, experimentação animal e produção animal, através da otimização dos processos de desenvolvimento econômico e científico, com o aprimoramento das técnicas e investimentos que garantam maior eficiência, lucratividade e operacionalidade, controle e prevenção sanitário-ambientais, capacitação e preservação das condições de bem-estar do trabalhador, bem como o atendimento à legislação e recomendações nacionais e internacionais.||Statute|
|Suica - Habeas Corpus||Official Diary for October 4th 2005||
First case to consider that a chimpanzee might be a legal person to come before the court under a petition for Habeas Corpus.
|First national report for the Convention on Biological Diversity - BRAZIL||Brazil Ministry of Environment||This is Brazil's first national report for the Convention of Biological Diversity. The report explains the balance between the interests of countries, which are sources of, and conserve, biological diversity (Brazil and other tropical countries) and the nations that are principally users of such biodiversity (the industrialised countries, consumers of the products of biodiversity and of genetic resources for their biotechnological development).||Article|
|HOT, CROWDED, AND LEGAL: A LOOK AT INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE IN THE UNITED STATES AND BRAZIL||David N. Cassuto & Sarah Saville Cassuto & Sarah Saville||18 Animal L. 185 (2012)||Over the last sixty years, industrial agriculture has expanded in the United States and throughout the world, including in Brazil. Any benefit this expansion has brought comes at significant environmental and social costs. Industrial agriculture is a leading contributor to global climate change, air and water pollution, deforestation, and dangers in the workplace. This Article discusses the impact of industrial animal agriculture in the U.S. and Brazil. It also examines the laws pertaining to industrial agriculture in both countries and provides a comparative analysis of the two legal regimes. Finally, this Article concludes with the observation that although the price to the U.S. and Brazil of remedying these impacts are high, the costs to humans, animals, and the environment by failing to do so is immeasurable.||Article|
|Brazil||Lane Azevedo Clayton||
Brief Summary of Brazil's Legal Structure for Animal Issues