University of British Columbia — Research on Pig Welfare in China

Organization Name 
Award Date 
11/2018
Grant Amount 
$50,186
Purpose 
To support research on pig welfare in China.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. University of British Columbia staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $50,186 to the University of British Columbia to enable animal welfare science student Maria Chen to produce a Masters thesis on pig welfare in China. Her planned research could identify reform opportunities on mid-sized pig farms. We see this grant as largely devoted to building a talent pipeline for farm animal welfare research in China.

This is a discretionary grant and falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.