Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Brazilian slaughterhouses fail to fully meet first deadline for stopping Amazon deforestation

Deforestation in Brazil
Brazil has become one of the world’s leading exporters of beef, leather, and other cattle products, and the country’s government is fostering further development of this sector. If they want to keep leading the global market, it is in the Brazilian slaughterhouses’ best interest to ensure cattle do not come from newly deforested parts of the Amazon or ranches that profit from the use of slave labor.

Photo courtesy of Leonardo Freitas/Flickr

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