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The Brazilian House of Representatives has just approved the abandonment of the Brazilian Forestry Code. If we do not mobilize now, huge expanses of our forests may be vulnerable to a devastating deforestation. The bill has generated widespread outrage and protests across the country. And the tension is rising...
The bill has generated widespread outrage and protests across the country. And the tension is rising: in recent weeks several respected environmental activists were murdered, allegedly by assassins hired by illegal loggers. It is essential to act now. They are trying to silence any criticism as the law is being debated in the Senate. But President Dilma has the power to veto the changes if we can persuade her to overcome the political pressure and take the role of a true leader on environmental issues.
Seventy-nine percent of Brazilians want Dilma to veto changes in the Forest Code, but our voices are being challenged by lobbyists for the timber. Now, it depends on us all mobilizing to shut out these lobbies. Let us unite now in a huge call to end the killings and illegal logging and save our forests. Sign the petition below - it will be delivered to Dilma when we get 500,000 signatures so: