BR-262 is a highway in Brazil that is known by a much more gruesome moniker: The Highway of Death. That's because over 3,000 animals die there every year, prompting local animal activists to take action and advocate for these terrible atrocities to wildlife. As someone who grew up near a road known as "Blood Alley" in my state, I understand the challenge of a dangerous road and improving it for all beings in a community.
This particular road, which crosses through the territory of thousands of animals, was constructed in the 1960s long before environmental impact was even considered during such an undertaking. Local authorities didn't address the issue until activists decided to sue them over it, and hopefully they will remedy the problem soon.
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