RSPCA — Farm Animal Welfare Advocacy in China

A Chinese beef producer on an RSPCA Assured farm. (Photo courtesy of RSPCA)
Award Date 
2/2017
Grant Amount 
$453,440
Purpose 
To support work to advance farm animal welfare in China
Topic (focus area) 

Published: March 2017 (updated August 2017)

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $453,440 to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) to support its work to advance farm animal welfare in China. The RSPCA plans to use this grant to develop and launch the country’s first higher farm animal welfare standards. Part of the award will allow the hiring of a China-based consultant to facilitate close collaboration with the official International Cooperation Committee of Animal Welfare, a key institution involved in bringing together Chinese stakeholders in the livestock and agriculture sectors. This is one of several grants we are recommending to support farm animal welfare in China.

August 2017 update: we wrote more about our decision to recommend this grant, and other grants to support farm animal welfare in China, on this page.