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Animal agriculture is responsible for up to 91% of Amazon destruction.Margulis, Sergio. "Causes of Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon". World Bank Working Paper No. 22. 2003Tabuchi, Hiroko, Rigny, Claire & White, Jeremy. "Amazon Deforestation, Once Tamed, Comes Roaring Back". New York Times. February 2017Bellantonio, Marisa, et al. "The Ultimate Mystery Meat: Exposing the Secrets Behind Burger King and Global Meat Production". Mighty Earth
The leading causes of rainforest destruction are livestock and feedcrops.Butler, Rhett. "Cattle Ranching's Impact on the Rainforest". Mongabay.com. July 2012 Veiga, J.B., et al. "Cattle Ranching in the Amazon Rainforest". UN: Food and Agriculture Oragnization"Soy Agriculture in the Amazon Basin". Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Sudies: Global Forest Atlas
Up to 137 plant, animal and insect species are lost every day due to rainforest destruction."The Disappearing Rainforests". Save the Amazon.org"What is Deforestation?" Kids.Mongabay.comVidal, John. "Protect nature for world economic security, warns UN biodiversity chief". The Guardian. August 2010
26 million rainforest acres (10.8m hectares) have been cleared for palm oil production."Indonesia: Palm Oil Expansion Unaffected by Forest Moratorium". USDA: Foreign Agriculture Service. June 2013
136 million rainforest acres cleared for animal agriculture.Butler, Rhett. "Amazon Destruction". Mongabay.com. January 2017Butler, Rhett A. "Brazilian beef giant announces moratorium on rainforest beef". Mongabay. August 2009
1,100 Land activists have been killed in Brazil in the past 20 years.Batty, David. "Brazilian faces retrial over murder of environmental activist nun in Amazon". The Guardian. April 2009Sandy, Matt. "Murder of Brazil official marks new low in war on Amazon environmentalists". The Guardian. October 2016Nuwer, Rachel. "The Rising Murder Count of Environmental Activists". The New York Times. June 2016
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