Development banks funding industrial farms around the world

Stop Financing Factory Farming
2nd July '20
More than 300,000 chickens are crowded into small battery cages at this egg farm in Southern India. There are up to eight hens in a single cage, where they will spend their entire lives. There is not enough space for them to spread their wings or exhibit any natural behaviors such as scratching, foraging or perching.

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) – the commercial lending arm of the World Bank – and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) have provided $2.6bn for pig, poultry and beef farming, as well as dairy and meat processing, in the past 10 years.

This article was originally published by The Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

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