Brazilian forest fire barbeques 12,000 cattle


18 March 1998


Brazilian forest fire barbeques 12,000 cattle


By FWi staff


ABOUT 12,000 cattle have been killed in fires raging out of control across a vast area of Brazilian rainforest. Much of the rainforest is suffering from drought. But the fires are being blamed on “slash-and-burn” farming techniques which involve burning vegetation to clear ground for cultivation.

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