Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard
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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $94,720 to Crate-Free Illinois to support campaigning against the use of gestation crates for pigs. There are approximately 6 million sows in the United States, at least three-quarters of which are routinely confined in gestation crates.1
This falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.
- 1. Source: “Gestation crates remain the standard on over three-fourths of U.S. hog farms today, according to the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC). And 98 percent of producers use gestation stalls at least some of the time, such as immediately after artificial insemination.”