Nike, Adidas slaughtering the Amazon?

Top name brands implicated in Amazon destruction

The Greenpeace report “Slaughtering the Amazon” is the product of a three-year investigation into Brazil’s cattle industry, the country’s chief source of CO2 emissions and the largest single driver of deforestation anywhere in the world. Our investigation exposed the Brazilian government’s complicity in bankrolling deforestation in the Amazon, as well as several top name shoe brands – such as Adidas, Nike, Reebok, and Timberland – whose demand for leather may be supporting cattle ranchers that are illegally slaughtering the Amazon.

Cattle graze as the Amazon burns to clear new land for grazing cattle
An aerial view of man-made forest fires intended to clear land for cattle, which can be seen grazing just a few feet from the fire line, or crops. ©Daniel Beltra/Greenpeace

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