ASKING FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
TO STOP FUNDING FACTORY FARMING
One industry links two of the greatest crises that humanity faces: climate breakdown and new pandemics. That industry is industrial animal agriculture, responsible for runaway deforestation, 14.5% of greenhouse gas emissions, the degradation of natural environments, and animal cruelty. This damage makes new viruses like COVID-19 more likely to emerge.
Yet major development banks, such as the World Bank and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and other financial institutions — who should be helping humanity create a safer, more sustainable world — are lending billions to the worst forms of animal agriculture.
WHAT WE ARE ASKING FOR
The announcement, from development banks, of commitments to divest from factory farming
Investments should be redirected to sustainable agricultural practices like agroecology, indigenous agricultural systems, agroforestry, organic farming, plant-based food systems, silvopastoral systems, and low-intensive permanent grassland
We cannot defund the livestock sector alone.
We need your help.
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