JBS among Meat Firms Linked by Activists to Slavery-tainted Ranches in Brazil

Brazil’s JBS, one of the world’s largest meat processing firms, bought cattle from two ranches that later ended up on Brazil’s “dirty list” of companies that employed slave labor, the anti-slavery rights group Reporter Brasil said this week.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Brazilian meatpackers must clean up their supply chains, labor experts said on Tuesday, January 5th, after an investigation showed six firms bought cattle from ranches that used slave labor.

Brazil’s JBS, one of the world’s largest meat processing firms, bought cattle from two ranches that later ended up on Brazil’s “dirty list” of companies that employed slave labor, the anti-slavery rights group Reporter Brasil said this week.

JBS said it banned the two firms once they were on the dirty list, but it was unfair to expect JBS to . . .

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