World Animal Protection — Farm Animal Welfare Advocacy in China (2019)

World Animal Protection’s Raise Pigs Right Campaign aims to influence the direction of commercial pig farming in China by promoting alternative systems to intensive factory farming, such as group housing. (Photo courtesy of World Animal Protection)
Organization Name 
Award Date 
2/2019
Grant Amount 
$1,200,000
Purpose 
To support work to advance farm animal welfare in China.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

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

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $1,200,000 over two years to World Animal Protection (WAP) to support work to advance farm animal welfare in China. World Animal Protection is supporting model pig farms to demonstrate higher welfare to large pig producers, and has secured China’s first corporate crate-free pledges for pigs. China is one of the world’s largest poultry producers, and WAP is now looking to take on similar work with a focus on chickens. WAP plans to use these funds to continue engaging with Chinese pig producers and supermarkets, and expand outreach to large-scale chicken producers and retailers.

This follows our October 2016 grant and falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.