Dutch Greenpeacers challenge Rabobank over financing dirty meat
Greenpeace in the Netherlands has been stepping up the pressure on Rabobank, which funds about 85% of agricultural farms in the country and labels industrial meat and dairy as a “growth market.” The bank has been advocating that larger and more crowded, intensified farms are the way of the future when in truth, banks like Rabobank just accelerate the problems of poor animal welfare, more and more animal waste and more carbon gasses.
Greenpeace recently published the report ‘ De vleeskoorts van de Rabobank ‘ ( The Meat Fever of the Rabobank ) and a Black Book with bad Rabobank investments. Campaigners and volunteers have been liaising with Rabobank employees to ask them for change in the funding policies of the bank in agriculture investments to promote more ecological and climate-friendly standards. The meat and dairy sector accounts for 12% of greenhouse gasses in the Netherlands, close to the sector’s contribution to global greenhouse gasses, about 14.5 percent as outlined in our 50% by 2050 report.
Congrats to all the Dutch activists for great work in advancing work to challenge our broken model of industrial meat and dairy production.