Fórum Nacional de Proteção e Defesa Animal — Crate and Cage-Free Campaigning in Brazil

Award Date 
8/2018
Grant Amount 
$200,000
Purpose 
To support campaigning to reduce the use of battery cages and gestation crates in Brazil.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Fórum Nacional de Proteção e Defesa Animal staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $200,000 over two years to Fórum Nacional de Proteção e Defesa Animal (FNPDA) for campaigning to reduce the use of battery cages for layer hens and gestation crates for pigs in Brazil.

FNPDA has played a role in securing crate-free pledges from Brazil’s four largest pork producers and cage-free pledges from 26 Brazilian food companies, and intends to use these funds to continue its corporate campaigns, to start a tracker of corporate implementation of cage-free pledges, and to host a conference with egg producers, food companies, scientists, and activists to discuss implementation.

This is a renewal of our October 2016 support and falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.