SOS Fauna and the Illegal Wildlife Trade in Brazil: An Interview with Juliana Ferreira

SOS Fauna and the Illegal Wildlife Trade in Brazil: An Interview with Juliana Ferreira

This week we are joined by Juliana Machado Ferreira, Biologist and Ph.D. candidate at University of São Paulo, to talk about her work with SOS Fauna. SOS Fauna is a non-profit organization that combats wildlife trafficking and rehabilitates the victims of illegal trade. Check out Ferreira’s TED talk to see some incredible images of the animals she works to protect. Listen right now: or download an mp3 … Continue reading

ProAnima: Animal Rights Lessons from Brazil

Brazil boasts some of the world’s most progressive animal welfare legislation, but unfortunately what’s on paper has not materialized for the majority of the country’s animals. Despite the general lack of legal enforcement in Brazil, the organization ProAnima has made great strides for animals, and has carved a space for animal rights within public debate. … Continue reading

Cows, Colonialism, and Capitalism: Interview with David Nibert

Well-known within the animal movements as the author of Animal Rights/Human Rights: Entanglements of Oppression and Liberation, Dr. David Nibert is a professor of Sociology at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. Historically grounded, and passionately argued, Nibert’s theory contends that oppression is primarily underpinned by economic gain and supported by state ideology. His scholarship offers both an … Continue reading

Vivisection in Brazil & Militancy in the Animal Movements

First, director Denise Gonçalves will talk about the new film Não Matarás, which addresses animal experimentation in Brazil (includes subtitles in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese). The film, created by the Instituto Nina Rosa, offers an important snapshot of animal activism in Brazil, and a devastating picture of animal cruelty within research labs and universities. Gonçalves … Continue reading