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Animal Equality — India Animal Welfare Reform

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Award Date 
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To support new farm animal work in India.
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Published: July 2017
Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

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

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $292,000 to Animal Equality to support farm animal welfare work in India. This two-year grant will help support a pro-vegetarian messaging campaign, a corporate and/or institution-directed campaign encouraging animal product alternatives, organization capacity building, and advocacy related to in-ovo sex selection technology and other chicken welfare reforms. We are excited about the grant primarily because of Animal Equality’s track record of successful undercover investigations and subsequent media coverage in India; our Program Officer for Farm Animal Welfare, Lewis Bollard’s, confidence in Animal Equality’s relevant leadership staff; and the potential opportunity we see in India—one of the world’s largest producers of eggs, fish, and chicken—to encourage farm animal welfare reforms and advocacy. This grant was one of five recent grants recommended to various organizations supporting farm animal welfare activities in India.


Animal Equality, India Animal Welfare Reform Budget (note: items in red not funded by this grant)Source