Celebrities demand investment freeze ‘livestock industry’ – Nieuwe Oogst

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Animal protection organization World Animal Protection, together with well-known Dutch people (Dutch celebrities) and various organizations, are calling on the Dutch financial sector to stop investing in the ‘livestock industry’.

This call appears today in the AD, Trouw and de Volkskrant. In addition, the letter is available digitally for a wide audience to sign as part of a new World Animal Protection campaign.

Ruud Zanders (from Kipster), Loretta Schrijver, Guido Weijers, Tommy Wieringa, Jan Siebelink, Roos Vonk, Pieter Derks, Milouska Meulens and Lize Korpershoek signed the letter.

Animal-unfriendly practices

Banks, insurers and pension funds, such as ING, Rabobank, ABP and Allianz, invest and invest billions of euros directly and indirectly in animal-unfriendly practices, say the letter writers. ‘Not only with animal suffering as a result, but also with consequences for our climate, biodiversity and health. Hence the call: protect the animals, protect the planet. ‘

In addition to World Animal Protection, sixteen civil society organizations endorsed the call, including Caring Vets, Caring Farmers, Wakker Dier, Dierenbescherming and Foodwatch.

Invest responsibly

These organizations ask the financial sector to invest responsibly in a system that is animal-friendly, more plant-based and sustainable. For example, there must be room for natural behavior, the production and consumption of animal products must be halved by 2040 and there must be a transition to sustainable circular agriculture.







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