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Mercy For Animals — India Animal Welfare Reform

A rescued calf following a Mercy For Animals undercover investigation of a cattle ranch. (Photo courtesy of Mercy For Animals)
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Award Date 
Grant Amount 
To support new farm animal work in India.
Topic (focus area) 

Published: August 2017
Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

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

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $500,000 to Mercy For Animals to support new farm animal welfare work in India. The grant will help support undercover investigations, corporate campaigns, research, and policy-related campaign activities over the next two years. We are excited about the grant primarily because of Mercy For Animals’ track record of successful undercover investigations in the U.S.; our Program Officer for Farm Animal Welfare, Lewis Bollard’s, confidence in Mercy For Animals’ relevant leadership staff; 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.


Mercy For Animals, India Farmed Animal Advocacy BudgetSource