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Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations — India Animal Welfare Reform

Award Date 
Grant Amount 
To support work to reform poultry slaughter and dairy industry practices, to build a grassroots farm animal welfare movement in India, and to pilot an animal product reduction program.
Topic (focus area) 

Published: August 2017
Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of ₹21,400,000 (approximately $332,944 at the time of conversion) to the Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO) to support farm animal welfare work in India over the next two years. The grant will provide funding to support reform of poultry slaughter and dairy industry practices; grassroots advocacy including capacity building for farm animal welfare; and a pilot corporate/institution campaign to reduce animal product usage. We are excited about the grant primarily because of FIAPO’s broad network of grassroots members across India; our Program Officer for Farm Animal Welfare, Lewis Bollard’s, confidence in FIAPO’s relevant leadership; and the potential opportunity we see in India—one of the world’s largest producers of eggs, fish, and chicken—to encourage farm animal welfare reforms and advocacy. This grant was one of five recent grants recommended to various organizations supporting farm animal welfare activities in India.


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