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1 Jun 2009


Slaughtering the Amazon

This report, the culmination of a three-year investigation…documents how blind consumption of cattle products by the Blue Chip corporations behind reputable global brands is fuelling Amazon deforestation and climate change…Trade data also reveal trade with ranches using modern-day slavery. Additionally, one Bertin slaughterhouse receives supplies of cattle from an illegal ranch occupying indian lands...Greenpeace has found that four of the top five beef exporters – Bertin, Independência, JBS and Marfrig – have acquired cattle from ranchers linked to forced labour. [also refers to Gruppo Cremonini, Minerva, Adidas, BMW, Carrefour, EuroStar, Ford, Honda, Gucci, Ikea, Kraft, Nike, Tesco, Toyota, Wal-Mart, Reebok, Arino mastrotto Group, Gruppo Mastrotto, Boss, Geox, Trenitalia, Hilfiger, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Cisalpino, SnCf, Thalys, Unilever, Cia Brasiliera de Distribuição, Colgate Palmolive, Johnson & Johnson, Inalca, Montana, Marr, Burger King] [Business & Human Rights Resource Centre also invited JBS, Marfrig to respond to the report, but they did not do so. If we receive their response we will include it alongside]