The two largest cities in the USA, NYC and Los Angeles have asked companies to stop trading with those responsible for the Amazon wildfires.

NYC Council Member Costa Constantinides and Justin Brannan, in partnership with Brooklyn Borough President Vegan Eric Adams, proposed a first-of-its-kind resolution asking municipal and private agencies to end partnership deals with food companies guilty of deforestation activities in the Amazon.

The meat industry has been held responsible for illegal deforestation in the Amazon as farmers are claimed to deliberately start fires to clear lands for cattle ranching and planting soy crops to feed animals in Factory Farms in the USA.

“Climate change is a challenge to our future that isn’t going away. That shouldn’t preclude us, however, from taking a bold stance against deforestation, which only accelerates the effects of this man-made phenomenon,” said Constantinides.

“Today, we urge both city agencies and local businesses to cut ties with any company linked to the multinational corporations responsible for the fires still raging throughout the Amazon Rainforest.

“Each individual consumer choice, each corporate decision, and each specific legislative policy must be geared toward making our planet more sustainable and habitable for generations to come.”

The National Institute for Space Research (Inpe) recorded 72,843 fires between January and August – 84 percent more than the ones recorded during the same period in 2018.

In a statement release, Adams, who follows veganism said: “We are facing a climate emergency, and we can’t continue business as usual while the planet burns.

“Today, we urge both city agencies and local businesses to cut ties with any company linked to the multinational corporations responsible for the fires still raging throughout the Amazon Rainforest.

“Each individual consumer choice, each corporate decision, and each specific legislative policy must be geared toward making our planet more sustainable and habitable for generations to come.”

The National Institute for Space Research (Inpe) recorded 72,843 fires between January and August – 84 percent more than the ones recorded during the same period in 2018. This unscrupulous ongoing devastation is depleting the forest cover, jeopardising the indigenous habitat and increasing the climate crisis.

Council Member Justin Brannan said: “Amazon fires and deforestation give new meaning to the phrase ‘Meat is Murder’.

“In this case, the victim is also our planet.”

The two cities have also urged the other 35,000 cities in the United States to chalk out similar measures to cut ties with multinational corporations and work towards a sustainable future.

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