Center for Welfare Metrics — Impacts of Animal Welfare Reforms (2020)

Organization Name 
Center for Welfare Metrics
Award Date 
1/2020
Grant Amount 
$784,586
Purpose 
To assess the welfare impacts of farm animal welfare reforms.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Center for Welfare Metrics staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

Open Philanthropy recommended two contracts with the Center for Welfare Metrics for $784,586 over three years to assess the welfare impacts of farm animal welfare reforms. Among other projects, the Center for Welfare Metrics plans to produce a report on the welfare impact of reforms for egg-laying hens, including a comparison of the prevalence, duration, and intensity of harms under various systems, including cages, enriched cages, and cage-free aviaries. This analysis could inform farm animal welfare grantmaking decisions and assessment.

This funding follows our January 2019 support to researchers Cynthia Schuck and Wladimir Alonso, and falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

This project was supported through a contractor agreement. While we typically do not publish pages for contractor agreements, we occasionally opt to do so.