Companies to stop using Brazilian leather in Amazon protest

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In this aerial image, a fire burns in a section of the Amazon rain forest on Aug. 25, 2019, in the Candeias do Jamari region near Porto Velho, Brazil. According to INPE, Brazil's National Institute of Space Research, the number of fires detected by satellite in the Amazon region this month is the highest since 2010.

A major US shoemaker will stop buying Brazilian leather while fires are ravaging the Amazon rainforest.

In one of the first major corporate responses to the blazes, VF Corp. (