Babies born into some Indian societies in the Amazon are being buried alive, a practice that is being covered up by the Brazilian authorities and anthropologists "out of respect for tribal culture" according to the Telegraph. "We are fighting against doctors and anthropologists who say we must not interfere with the culture of the people", Marcia and Edson Suzuki founder of a campaign group called Atini - Voice for Life.
Sounds quite unbelievable that one can justify killing humans this way. But the Telegraph quotes anthropology professor Erwin Frank from the Federal University of Roraima State in the Amazon who says: "This is their way of life and we should not judge them on the basis of our values. The difference between the cultures should be respected."
Some societies consider that if a child has any deformity or disability, it does not have a soul and so - as an animal - should be killed.
According to Dr Marcos Pelegrini, a doctor working in the Yanomami Tribe Health Care District, 98 children were killed by their mothers in 2004 alone.
According the comment below, Marcos Pelegrini never has given this information