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Anima — Chicken Welfare Campaigns and Merger Support

Anima's Scandinavian Director of Corporate Relations, Lina Lind Christensen, with the ex-battery hen Ria, who was saved and now lives in Anima's small hen/chicken sanctuary "Free Wings". (Photo courtesy of Anima)
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To support corporate hen and chicken welfare campaigns, and capacity building for a merger with Otwarte Klatki.
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Published: November 2017
Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Anima staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended two grants totaling $683,000 to support Anima’s corporate chicken welfare campaigns and organizational capacity building in Scandinavia. The funding will allow Anima to launch hen and broiler chicken welfare campaigns over the next two years, as well as support expenses related to a planned merger with the Polish animal rights organization, Otwarte Klatki.

Our Program Officer for Farm Animal Welfare, Lewis Bollard, is excited to support Anima due to its track record securing Danish animal welfare reforms to date; his impression of its leadership team; and the organization’s strategic alignment with our goal to build a stronger farm animal welfare movement in Europe.

These grants fall within our focus area of farm animal welfare.


Anima, Corporate Campaign Budget, 2017Source
Anima, Merger Proposal, 2017Source