In Brazil, wild animals are suffering and dying in unprecedented numbers as horrific wildfires devastate their pristine habitats.
Most of Brazil’s wildfires are being set intentionally, often illegally by those intending to grab the recently-cleared land for cattle or crops. This is yet another way that factory farming is destroying the world.
By Hannah Goldstein, Social Media Manager in our US office.
Wildfires are raging now across two of Brazil’s most biodiverse regions, set deliberately to clear the land. In the biodiversity hotspots of Pantanal and Cerrado, wild animals are suffering and dying in vast numbers. They are being burned alive, as their food supply and habitat is destroyed. Why are these wildfires being set and what can we do? Here’s what you need to know.
Our Emergency Response Program helps animals in dire peril who are suffering now as a result of the expansion of factory farming. Our immediate priorities are to assist groups on the ground in these emergency zones to meet animals’ survival needs, treat their injuries, move them out of harm’s way and take them to a rescue center if further care is needed. When animals have recovered enough to return to the wild, we help with their rehabilitation and release. Additionally, it is important to focus on the long-term goal of ending these fires altogether by moving governments and businesses to stop the expansion of factory farming and fighting for new legal protection of existing habitats, so that no new land can be made available for the cultivation of animal feed.
We need your help today to rescue animals now and restore balance to our world by stopping the expansion of factory farming that is driving this terrible loss. By giving generously today, you won’t just help save Brazil’s magnificent wild animals from annihilation now, you will also help us achieve the goal we all share: to end needless animal suffering by changing the way our world works. Forever.