Are you fond of beef? Than you contributed to the Amazon fires…

Amazon fires are choking South America

Imagine the hugeness of the rain forest nine nations are sharing their territory to this giant standing living lungs of the earth, but nothing can be as dangerous as a man on this planet, man can trap down this giant rainforest for their means. It’s too hilarious to think for our temporary means we are biting that hand which is feeding us without any judgment. Brazil is so blessed to get the maximum share of endurance with 60% of the rainforest, but it’s not worthy of getting that share, Brazil in itself have initiated 90000 fires in Amazon in 2019, which is 22% increased than 2018. In 2018, about 17% of the Amazon rainforest was already destroyed yet again in 2019, with more than half within the Amazon region was put on devastating fires and the estimated burned area-906,000 hectares in 2019.

Cattle ranching can bring an accusation against of the fires we are seeing now. Numerous small scale ranchers are doing this practice every year for converting this forest into pastures. As demand for beef has grown around the globe, Brazilian farmers have set fires to clear the forest, making way for more and more pasture land over the past six decades, and Brazil has become the largest producer and exporter of beef in the world. Today, nearly 50% of Brazilian livestock are raised in fields that used to be rainforest. Even though fires like these have been happening for decades, this year’s fires have taken center stage at the G7 Summit, where world leaders agreed to give a $20 million aid package to help Brazil and neighboring countries protect the Amazon.

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  1. I haven’t eaten beef in years. I used to work in an Abattoir but it drove me into a breakdown. In a way I’m glad I’m out of it because meat and the meat industry is horrible for the environment and I’d rather not be part of it.

  2. This is a very controversial topic right now on the media. I do love beef.

  3. There is high demand for the natural resources found in the Amazon, but weak law enforcement to safeguard them. In addition, inefficient extraction processes lead to the destruction of nature and wildlife. For example, some mining activities contribute to soil erosion and water contamination.

  4. More than 30 million people, including 350 Indigenous and ethnic groups, live in the Amazon and depend on nature for agriculture, clothing and traditional medicines. Most live in large urban centers, but all residents rely on the Amazon’s natural bounty for food, shelter, and livelihoods. Amazon forests suffer as global demand for products such as beef and soy increases. Forests are cleared for more and more cattle grazing pasture and cropland. These growing industries also displace small farmers, forcing them into forested areas which they must clear to sustain themselves.

    1. I agree with you…

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