Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of £1,368,327 (approximately $1,637,203.26 at the time of conversion) over two years to Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) to support its corporate outreach work focused on broiler chicken welfare and ending the use of cages and crates in East 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.
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.
Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $515,000 over three years to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) to support training for government officials on the implementation of OIE animal welfare standards in Southeast Asia.
Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $291,500 to Sinergia Animal to continue support for farm animal welfare public awareness and corporate campaigns in Southeast Asia. Since our June 2019 support, Sinergia Animal has helped secure welfare commitments from a number of major retailers working in the region.
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.
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.