Animal Welfare Awareness, Research, and Education — Pig Welfare Reforms

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of ₩318,000,000 ($267,723 at the time of conversion) over two years to Animal Welfare Awareness, Research, and Education (AWARE) to support work on pig welfare reforms in South Korea. AWARE identified pig welfare as a promising policy reform opportunity following our October 2020 support. This funding is intended to support the implementation of a sow stall ban and the creation of a welfare standard assessment for pigs.

This falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

Animal Welfare Awareness, Research, and Education — Farm Animal Welfare Work

A parliamentary forum held to discuss animal welfare policy reform in South Korea. (Photo courtesy of AWARE.)

Grant investigator: Amanda Hungerford and Lewis Bollard

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigators. Animal Welfare Awareness, Research, and Education (AWARE) staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.


Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $64,600 to Animal Welfare Awareness, Research, and Education (AWARE) to support its work researching potential farm animal welfare policy reforms in South Korea. Approximately 460 million farm animals are alive in South Korea at any given time.

This falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.