“All have the right to an ecologically balanced environment, which is an asset of common use and essential to a healthy quality of life, and both the Government and the community shall have the duty to defend and preserve it for present and future generations.
Paragraph 1. In order to ensure the effectiveness of this right, it is incumbent upon the Government to:
VII – protect the fauna and the flora, with prohibition, in 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.”
Constitution of the Federative Republic of Brazil: 5 October 1988 (as Amended to 11 April 2008) Title VIII The Social Order, Chapter VI The Environment, Art. 225(1)(VII)
Available at: http://english.tse.jus.br/arquivos/federal-constitution
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