Essere Animali — Farm Animal Welfare Work in Italy (2020)


Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of €420,000 ($462,974 at the time of conversion) over two years to Essere Animali to support investigations and corporate campaigns on fish, chicken, and pig welfare in Italy. Approximately 260 million farmed land animals and 140 million farmed fish are alive in Italy at any time. Essere Animali investigations at farms where fish, pigs, and chickens are raised and slaughtered have generated media coverage in Italy and elsewhere.

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

Essere Animali — Farm Animal Welfare Work in Italy


Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

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


The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $150,000 to Essere Animali to conduct farm investigations and scale up media outreach and corporate campaigning in Italy. Approximately 260 million farmed land animals and 140 million farmed fish are alive in Italy at any time. Essere Animali investigations at farms where fish, pigs, and chickens are raised and slaughtered have generated media coverage in Italy and elsewhere, and we believe these investigations are useful to others working on animal welfare globally.

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