Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard
This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Cynthia Schuck and Wladimir Alonso also reviewed this page prior to publication.
The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a contract with researchers Cynthia Schuck and Wladimir Alonso for $96,130 to develop a model for evaluating disability-adjusted life year (DALY) impacts of animal welfare reforms. This six-month pilot project will focus on the impact of various potential welfare reforms for pigs, including banning crates or mutilations and requiring indoor enrichment or outdoor access. If successful, the project could be expanded to analyze the DALY impact of other welfare reforms for other farmed species.
This falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare and was supported through a contractor agreement. While we do not typically publish pages for contractor agreements, we chose to write about this funding because we view it as conceptually similar to an ordinary grant.