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Eurogroup for Animals — Fish Welfare (2016)

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To support work to improve fish welfare
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Published: March 2017

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of €498,928 ($535,699 at time of conversion) to Eurogroup for Animals to support its work to improve fish welfare.

According to the best estimates we are aware of, fish account for about three quarters of all vertebrate farmed animals.1 Although conditions vary greatly by species and country, our understanding is that most fish are farmed for longer and in harsher conditions than those experienced by most other farm animals. Consequently, we find it plausible that fish farming could be the greatest cause of farm animal suffering globally. Despite this, we are not aware of any major animal welfare groups that have campaigns focused on fish welfare, and we therefore believe that it is important to start building this area of farm animal welfare advocacy.


Farm Animal Statistics, Open Philanthropy SummarySource