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Humane Society International — East Asian and OIE Projects

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Grant Amount 
To support farm animal welfare work in East Asia and engagement with the World Organisation for Animal Health
Topic (focus area) 

Published: April 2017

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $1,364,000 to Humane Society International (HSI) to support five projects to improve farm animal welfare, primarily in East Asia:

  • Re-granting to local East Asian groups that HSI has worked with on farm animal welfare campaigns, particularly in Indonesia
  • Hiring supply chain consultants to work within major Asian food companies and a government agency to improve farm animal welfare
  • Funding Asia Research & Engagement to support Ben McCarron, an expert in investor engagement, to work with institutional investors and banks to promote farm animal welfare in Asia
  • Funding corporate outreach on cage-free egg and crate-free pork production in Japan and South Korea
  • Funding travel and part-time consultants to engage with decision-makers at the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) to improve global animal welfare standards

We hope that this grant will lay the groundwork for future successful corporate advocacy on farm animal welfare in East Asia, where most of the world’s farm animals live, and potentially influence the only global animal welfare standards.


Humane Society International Budget ProposalSource