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The Walloon Parliament unanimously adopted a motion opposing the draft trade agreement between the European Union and the Mercosur countries (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay).
Walloon Parliament adopts resolution against EU-Mercosur deal
6 February 2020
Brazil and EU officials are concerned Buenos Aires could return to protectionism.
Argentine election looms over EU-Mercosur deal
24 December 2019
Analyses of Brazil's beef exports show 22,700 hectares of Amazon deforestation in 2017 that may be connected to Chinese demand
China’s demand for Brazilian beef linked to Amazon deforestation risk
23 October 2019
Conditional trade agreement covers eggs from Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay
EU imposes hen welfare standards on egg imports for the first time
2 October 2019
Experts say many animals may die from Amazon fires
What the Amazon's fires mean for its animals
28 August 2019
The country was going to breed a herd of genetically dehorned cows. Then errors in the cows' DNA cropped up.
Brazil's plans for gene-edited cows got scrapped because of errors in DNA
26 August 2019
If you eat meat, you probably buy products made by one Brazilian company.
The Brazilian butchers who took over the world
2 July 2019
The EU and Mercosur – Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay – are close to concluding their trade agreement after 20 years of negotiations, but from an animal welfare perspective, the text on the table is extremely worrying.
Why the EU-Mercosur agreement is bad news for European animals
26 June 2019
Donkeys are naturally silent carriers of a range of diseases that could be transported around the world, but this hasn't curtailed the international ejiao trade. Instead, the global donkey population is now at risk.
The Ejiao Trade
22 June 2019
If Jair Bolsonaro is elected President in Brazil on 28 October, the consequences for animals could be significant.
How Brazilian elections could have tremendous impact on animals
26 October 2018