Since the start of 2016, the Open Philanthropy Project has approved 82 farm animal welfare grants totaling $47M to 50 grantees in 24 countries. This newsletter provides some thoughts on how we think about farm animal welfare, our current strategy, and the impact some of our grants may be having. Since the bulk of the animals raised for food are in countries other than the US, Open Philanthropy has supported projects in China (13% of total grant-making), Europe (11%), India (5.5%) and the US (9%) with the bulk of the remaining funds going to projects with global impact for laying hens (22%), farmed fish (15%) and broiler chickens (13%). These grants have had significant impact with new corporate pledges to improve farmed animal welfare around the world and strengthened farmed animal advocacy in important countries.
Bollard, L., (2018). What's Our Strategy to Save Farm Animals Farm Animal Welfare Newsletter, 9 Mar. https://www.openphilanthropy.org/farm-animal-welfare-newsletter-archive Open Philanthropy, San Francisco, USA.