Animal Welfare Standards Project — Farm Animal Welfare Advocacy in China

Organization Name 
Award Date 
12/2016
Grant Amount 
$238,212
Purpose 
To support work to advance farm animal welfare in China and Southeast Asia
Topic (focus area) 

Published: March 2017 (updated August 2017)

The Open Philanthropy Project awarded a grant of $238,212 to the Animal Welfare Standards Project to support its work to advance farm animal welfare in China and Southeast Asia. The Animal Welfare Standards Project plans to use this grant to run workshops across China to train local “facilitators” on animal welfare best practices in pig and poultry production, transport, and slaughter. These local facilitators will then train other producers, transporters, and slaughterers. This project is expected to include extensive evaluation, which we expect will enable us to assess whether the workshops successfully improve slaughter practices, as well as research into ways to better engage livestock stakeholders across Asia in improving animal welfare, which the Animal Welfare Standards Project plans to use to inform future work on farm animal welfare. This is one of several grants we are making to support farm animal welfare in China.

August 2017 update: we wrote more about our decision to make this grant, and other grants to support farm animal welfare in China, on this page.

Sources

Document Source
Animal Welfare Standards Project Budget Proposal Source