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Humane Slaughter Association — Farm Animal Welfare Advocacy in China

HSA Technical Officer Jade Spence (right) giving a presentation on poultry welfare requirements during slaughter at the 5th Chinese Veterinary Conference held in Qingdao in October 2014. Image ©: HSA
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To support work to advance farm animal welfare in China
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Published: July 2017
Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. HSA staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of £331,458 ($419,236 at time of conversion) to the Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) to support its work to improve farm animal welfare in China. HSA plans to use this grant to translate its guides on humane handling, transport, stunning, and slaughter into Mandarin Chinese and publicize the translated publications in Chinese agriculture industry magazines. It also plans to pay for HSA staff to travel to China to lecture at veterinary universities and train staff at slaughterhouses and livestock markets, and invite Chinese officials for an expenses-paid study tour of slaughterhouses and livestock markets in the United Kingdom. We are excited about this project’s potential to reduce suffering and institutionalize farm animal welfare values.


Humane Slaughter Association China Project ProposalSource