Humane Society International — Farm Animal Welfare in Southeast Asia and Latin America

Photograph of some HSI volunteers. (Photo courtesy of Humane Society International.)

Grant investigators: Lewis Bollard and Amanda Hungerford

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

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $650,000 over two years to Humane Society International (HSI) to support work advancing farm animal welfare in Southeast Asia and Latin America. HSI intends to use this funding to secure and implement cage- and crate-free egg and pork corporate pledges.

This follows our May 2020 support and falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

Humane Society International — African Swine Fever Training (2020)


Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

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


Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $60,000 to Humane Society International to conduct trainings in Vietnam in response to emergency disease outbreaks of African Swine Fever and other animal diseases. This funding is intended to pay for three two-day trainings for government officials in Vietnam and related travel expenses.

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

Humane Society International — African Swine Fever Training


Grant investigator: Amanda Hungerford

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


The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $13,145 to Humane Society International to allow Dr. Dennis Will to provide expertise and training to World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Animal Welfare Focal Points in response to the emergency disease outbreak of African Swine Fever that has swept through Asia.

This falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

Humane Society International — East Asian and OIE Projects

Published: April 2017

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $1,364,000 to Humane Society International (HSI) to support five projects to improve farm animal welfare, primarily in East Asia:

  • Re-granting to local East Asian groups that HSI has worked with on farm animal welfare campaigns, particularly in Indonesia
  • Hiring supply chain consultants to work within major Asian food companies and a government agency to improve farm animal welfare
  • Funding Asia Research & Engagement to support Ben McCarron, an expert in investor engagement, to work with institutional investors and banks to promote farm animal welfare in Asia
  • Funding corporate outreach on cage-free egg and crate-free pork production in Japan and South Korea
  • Funding travel and part-time consultants to engage with decision-makers at the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) to improve global animal welfare standards

We hope that this grant will lay the groundwork for future successful corporate advocacy on farm animal welfare in East Asia, where most of the world’s farm animals live, and potentially influence the only global animal welfare standards.

Sources

Document Source
Humane Society International Budget Proposal Source

Humane Society International — International Cage-Free Outreach

A hen in a cage-free environment. (Photo courtesy of Humane Society International)

Published: October 2016

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $1,000,000 over two years to Humane Society International to support its work to end the confinement of hens in battery cages.

Earlier in 2016, we recommended a series of grants to support corporate cage-free campaigns and wrote on our blog about why we see this as a promising strategy to promote farm animal welfare. The present funding, part of a new series of grants focusing on international cage-free advocacy, will support Humane Society International’s work in Latin America and Asia.1

We do not plan to write in more detail about this grant at this time.

Sources

DOCUMENT SOURCE
Humane Society International, Redacted Proposal Source