Global Food Partners — Cage-free Implementation in Asia

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $1,170,000 to Global Food Partners to support its work helping corporations in Asia implement their farm animal welfare pledges. We believe that significant implementation work is needed to help ensure that corporations in Asia implement their commitments.

This follows our September 2019 support and falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

Jeanne Marchig Centre — Farm Animal Welfare Advocacy in East Asia and the Philippines

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $555,000 over two years to the Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education at the University of Edinburgh to support its work to improve farm animal welfare in East Asia. The Centre plans to continue hosting workshops for pig producers, begin poultry workshops (focusing specifically on retailers), and develop animal welfare material for academics. It also plans to expand its model into the Philippines, recruiting a farmed animal welfare PhD student and delivering training and workshops to pig and poultry producers.

This follows our February 2019 support and falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

ACTAsia — Reducing Fur Demand in Asia (2022)

Open Philanthropy recommended two grants totaling $450,000 over two years to ACTAsia to support research and reporting on the fur industry, fashion forums to discuss alternatives to fur, and corporate outreach to obtain fur-free pledges from retailers.

This follows our January 2020 support and falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

World Animal Protection — Farm Animal Welfare in Southeast Asia (2022)

Image courtesy of World Animal Protection.

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $1,142,000 over three years to World Animal Protection (WAP) to support re-granting to farm animal groups in Southeast Asia. Our farm animal welfare team has been impressed by WAP’s re-granting work so far, and believes this is a way to support movement-building in countries with many farmed animals but relatively fewer organizations dedicated to farmed animal welfare.

This follows our January 2020 support and falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.