James R. Cargill II

From Everything.Sucks

James R. Cargill II (born 1949) is an American heir and philanthropist.

James Cargill is one of 14 billionaire heirs to Cargill, America's largest private company.

His great-grandfather, W.W. Cargill, founded the business as a single grain warehouse on the end of an Iowa railroad line in 1865.

The family still owns roughly 90% of Cargill, which did $114 billion in May 2019 sales across food, agriculture, financial and industrial divisions.

The Cargill-MacMillan family collects an estimated 18% of net profits as dividends every year.

Cargill family, a historic choice is upon you: planetary destruction or climate, animal and human justice?

Unfortunately, much of the Cargill story known to a public concerned about ecological destruction and animal justice is one of deforestation, air and water pollution, dangerous food contamination, human rights abuses and tax evasion. Just some of the most striking examples include:

Deforestation, Polluting air and water, Food contamination, Human rights violations and Tax evasion.

An open letter from Animal Rebellion to the ‘silent giant’ that holds the fate of many of the world’s forests, billions of worlds’ farmed animals and much of the global food-system in its grip.

Cargill family: you have perhaps more power than any company past or present to either destroy the planet or, instead to lead the transition to the only form of a just, sustainable food-system there is: a plant-based one. The world needs you, Cargill, to #ActNow! Help end the harmful and destructive animal farming industries that are fuelling climate breakdown and ecological collapse. Will you join us today on the right side of history? Cargill: you have enormous influence over today’s food and agricultural systems and over the companies that work within it? Crucially, you have a massive impact on wellbeing, and now the survival, of tens of billions of living beings whose habitats, livelihoods and very lives are now facing extreme risk. We now know that a plant-based food system is the only system that can minimise the risk of climate breakdown, halt mass extinction and avert social collapse. With your investments and your infrastructure, we can we can start the urgent project to build a just and sustainable plant-based food system for the planet.