Thursday, January 07, 2021

Brasil's Slavery

 Brazilian companies and slaughterhouses including the world’s largest meat producer, JBS, sourced cattle from supplier farms that made use of workers kept in slavery-like conditions. Workers on farms supplying world’s biggest meat firms allegedly paid £8 a day and housed in shacks with no toilets or running water.

According to a report from Brazilian investigative agency Repórter Brasil55,000 Brazilian workers have been rescued by government inspectors from “situations similar to slavery”. 

While the number of investigations has fallen in recent years that does not mean the situation has improved, just that inspections have been reduced, it noted.

Brazilian beef farms ‘used workers kept in conditions similar to slavery’ | Meat industry | The Guardian

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