Anima — Movement Building

A speaker at the 2018 Food Innovation Summit. (Photo courtesy of Anima)

Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of €325,494 ($367,222.33 at the time of conversion) over two years to support a new project focused on building the farm animal welfare movement globally. The project will be run by Andrzej Pazgan and Laura Gough, will be initially housed at Anima International, and will launch with a focus on Eastern Europe. Early success there could lead to expansion to to Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and/or Africa.

Our farm animal welfare team believes large portions of the world still have little organized farm animal welfare advocacy, and that the only support capacity that does exist in some regions is in the form of corporate cage-free advocacy, which may not be a good fit for all countries and activists. This project, by identifying promising groups, training them, coordinating them around campaigns, and funding them, could eventually increase farm animal welfare capacity globally.

This falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

Anima — Chicken Welfare Campaigns and Merger Support

Anima’s Scandinavian Director of Corporate Relations, Lina Lind Christensen, with the ex-battery hen Ria, who was saved and now lives in Anima’s small hen/chicken sanctuary “Free Wings”. (Photo courtesy of Anima)
Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard
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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended two grants totaling $683,000 to support Anima’s corporate chicken welfare campaigns and organizational capacity building in Scandinavia. The funding will allow Anima to launch hen and broiler chicken welfare campaigns over the next two years, as well as support expenses related to a planned merger with the Polish animal rights organization, Otwarte Klatki.

Our Program Officer for Farm Animal Welfare, Lewis Bollard, is excited to support Anima due to its track record securing Danish animal welfare reforms to date; his impression of its leadership team; and the organization’s strategic alignment with our goal to build a stronger farm animal welfare movement in Europe.

These grants fall within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

Sources

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Anima, Corporate Campaign Budget, 2017 Source Anima, Merger Proposal, 2017 Source