Brazil: Amnesty: cattle illegal grazing from the Amazon in the supply chain

beef, whose production is based on Indigenous displaced and the rain forest is cut down, reaches the value-added chain is one of the largest meat producers in B

Brazil: Amnesty: cattle illegal grazing from the Amazon in the supply chain

beef, whose production is based on Indigenous displaced and the rain forest is cut down, reaches the value-added chain is one of the largest meat producers in Brazil and in the world – and thus to Europe. This is evident from the published on Wednesday the report "From Forest to Farmland" by Amnesty International that sheds light on the critical Situation in the Brazilian Amazon region.

Amnesty interviewed Indigenous, officials and experts, analyzed satellite images and analyzed information from public authorities, such as the office for animal health in the Amazon state of Rondônia. The non-governmental organization comes to the conclusion that JBS violated his duty of care in accordance with the UN guiding principles on business and human rights, because it is the meat of the giants does not manage its delivery to the control chain.

The illegal taking of areas of indigenous lands or other protection, therefore, often by intimidation, threats and violence accompanied. Regular farms smuggled cattle from illegal grazing areas, which would be mixed with other herds, in order to give the semblance of legality. The practice is known as "washing of cattle" is known. Control authorities shall provide the documents for the cattle.

Updated Date: 15 July 2020, 05:20

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