Animal laws at national level - Brazil
(anti-cruelty, protection and welfare)

Brazil

 

Federal Decree on Anti-Cruelty

Decreto Lei N° 24645

Adopted in:

1934


 

Wild animals protection

LEI Nº 9.605

Adopted in:

1998


 

Scientific use of animals

LEI Nº 11.794

Adopted in:

2008


 

Scientific use of animals

DECRETO Nº 6.899

Adopted in:

2009


 

Constitution of the Federative Republic of Brazil

Adopted in:

1988


Principle:

Non-cruelty


Provision:

Art.225, §1, VII:
"Protect the fauna and the flora, with prohibition, by the manner prescribed by law, of all practices which represent a risk to their ecological function, cause the extinction of species or subject animals to cruelty."


 

Decree No. 24645 of 10.7.34 : Legal representation of animals

"the animals will be represent in court by representatives of the Ministry Public, their legal surrogates and members of the Society Protection of Animals "(art. 1, para. 3).

 

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