Compassion in World Farming — Fish Welfare and Efforts to End Cages (2021)

Fish welfare exhibition. (Photo courtesy of Compassion in World Farming.)

Grant investigators: Lewis Bollard and Amanda Hungerford

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Open Philanthropy recommended four grants totaling £3,648,000 over three years ($5,055,105 at the time of conversion) to Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) to support work on fish welfare and efforts to end the use of cages and crates for all farmed animal species in Europe. Our farm animal welfare team believes that these programs have built momentum and are well-positioned to seize the current window of opportunity in Europe.

This follows our September 2019 support and falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

Compassion in World Farming — Farm Animal Welfare in Asia


Grant investigator: Amanda Hungerford

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Open Philanthropy recommended two grants totaling £1,083,600 ($1,391,971 at the time of conversion) to Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) to support its work to advance farm animal welfare in Asia. CIWF plans to engage in corporate outreach on poultry welfare and to re-grant funds to farm animal welfare groups throughout Asia.

This follows our September 2019 support and falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

The grant amount was updated in July 2022.

Compassion in World Farming — Fish Welfare and Efforts to End Cages (2019)

Talk at TEDxManzanares. (Photo courtesy of Compassion in World Farming)

Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended two grants totaling £1,759,701 over two years ($2,169,429 at the time of conversion) to Compassion in World Farming to support work on fish welfare and efforts to end the use of cages and crates for all farmed animal species in the UK and Europe. These funds will support staffing needs, marketing, social media, advocacy work, investigations, and technical and operational costs.

This follows our October 2017 support for work to end the use of cages and our January 2017 support for work on fish welfare, and falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

Compassion in World Farming — Farm Animal Welfare Advocacy in East Asia (2019)

A chicken farm awarded Compassion in World Farming’s Good Chicken Production Award, which rates farms from 1 to 5 stars for animal welfare standards. (Photo courtesy of Compassion World Farming)

Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of £1,430,000 ($1,891,890 at time of conversion) over two years to Compassion in World Farming (Compassion) to support work to advance farm animal welfare in East Asia. Compassion plans to use these funds to continue working with producers, food companies, and industry to raise farm animal welfare standards.

This follows our February 2017 grant and falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

Compassion in World Farming — Organizational Development

Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of £8,000 ($10,720 at the time of conversion) to Compassion in World Farming (Compassion) for organizational development. This follows our October 2017 grant to Compassion.

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

Compassion in World Farming — Fish Welfare

Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

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

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended two grants totaling £805,000 ($1,026,253 at the time of conversion) to Compassion in World Farming (Compassion) to advance fish welfare in Europe. The funding will allow Compassion to significantly expand its existing corporate engagement, research, campaigning and legislative advocacy on fish welfare in the United Kingdom and EU.

Specifically, Compassion plans to build a dedicated fish welfare team focused on engaging with food retailers and corporations; launch a new online information hub featuring resources on fish welfare such as white papers, technical reports, and case studies; conduct and commission new research and evidence-gathering on topics related to intensive fish farming, higher welfare systems, and to improve understanding of the welfare needs of fish. Compassion will also produce and promote public-facing materials designed to achieve a cultural and attitudinal shift toward fish in the longer-term. They will also conduct advocacy work in the EU and United Kingdom focused on securing enforcement of existing animal welfare laws which apply to farmed fish while also promoting species-specific protections.

One of these grants was made by a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization, to which we occasionally make funding recommendations.

This grant falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

Sources

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Compassion, Farmed Fish Budget, 2017 Source

Compassion in World Farming — End the Cage Age Campaign

Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard
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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended two grants totaling $1,000,000 to Compassion in World Farming (Compassion) to support its “End the Cage Age” campaign in the UK and Europe. The campaign will seek to end the use of cages and crates for all farmed animal species in the UK and Europe through advocacy and outreach, including an EU-wide citizens’ ballot measure. Our funds will support staffing needs related to the campaign in six regional EU offices as well as its headquarters in the United Kingdom; marketing, social media, and exhibition activities; advocacy work; investigations; as well as technical and operational costs over the next two years.

These grants fall within our focus area of farm animal welfare, and are among several other recent grants made to strengthen the farm animal welfare movement in Europe.

Sources

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Compassion, End the Cage Age Budget, 2017 Source

Compassion in World Farming — Farm Animal Welfare Advocacy in China (2017)

Traditional pigs at Tongjiang Bashan Ltd: 2015 5 star winner (4 star award in 2014) (Photo courtesy of CIWF)
Published: April 2017

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of £598,500 ($765,112 at time of conversion) to Compassion in World Farming (Compassion) to support its work to improve farm animal welfare in China. Compassion plans to use this grant to augment the capacity of its dedicated China team, increase technical and operational support, expand its Good Pig Production Awards, roll out its recently-launched Good Chicken and Good Egg Production Awards, and extend work and deepen engagement with its in-country partner, the International Cooperation Committee on Animal Welfare. This grant will triple the scale of Compassion’s corporate and producer engagement in China.

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Compassion in World Farming China Proposal Source