Write a letter for the Ayoreo
1. Write your letter, then 2. Complete it and 3. Mail it
Satellite images have caught Brazilian cattle ranching firm Yaguarete Porá S.A. illegally clearing land inhabited by uncontacted Indians in Paraguay.
Contacted members of the Ayoreo tribe have been claiming title to land owned by the company for twenty years. For those Ayoreo who remain uncontacted, it’s a matter of life and death: they could be wiped out if forced contact is made, as uncontacted tribes lack immunity to diseases brought by outsiders. Many Ayoreo have died as a result of unwanted contact.
How you can help
Please write a letter to Yaguarete boss, Marcelo Bastos Ferraz, asking that he immediately suspend all work on the Ayoreo’s ancestral land, and return his property to its rightful owners.
You can use the following text as a template, or write your own: