Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals — Farm Animal Welfare Advocacy in Asia (2020)


Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of £400,000 (approximately $500,000 at the time of conversion) over three years to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) to support its work to advance farm animal welfare in Asia. The RSPCA intends to use this funding to build institutional support for farm animal welfare, develop and implement welfare standards, and award scholarships to researchers studying topics related to farm animal welfare.

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

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals — Broiler Chicken Welfare Outreach


Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of £329,000 (approximately $425,000 at the time of conversion) over two years to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) to support its outreach to improve the welfare of broiler chickens in the United Kingdom. RSPCA plans to use these funds to support corporate campaigns, industry events and awards, advertising, reports and materials, and other outreach expenses.

This follows our May 2018 support and falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals — Organizational Development


Grant investigator: Amanda Hungerford

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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of £30,000 ($36,957 at the time of conversion) to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) for organizational development. This follows our February 2017 grant to the RSPCA.

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

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals — Broiler Breed Study

An RSPCA chicken welfare inspection. (Photo courtesy of RSPCA)

Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of £171,600 (approximately $231,677 at the time of conversion) to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) to support a broiler chicken breed welfare study. The study, to be conducted by the Royal Veterinary College under RSPCA supervision, will test the welfare of two new breeds and will validate two new behavioral measures to enhance future breed tests. Farm Animal Welfare Program Officer Lewis Bollard believes the research is likely to assist broiler welfare campaigns in the U.S. and Europe.

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

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals — Chicken Welfare Campaign in the UK

A RSPCA Assured Assessor inspecting the welfare of farmed chickens. (Photo courtesy of RSPCA)
Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard
This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. RSPCA staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of £282,000 (approximately $374,631 at the time of conversion) over two years to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) to support a corporate chicken welfare campaign in the United Kingdom. Using this funding, RSPCA will launch a campaign encouraging retailers and food companies to adopt higher welfare broiler chicken practices.

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

Document Source
RSPCA, Budget, 2018-2019 Source

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals — Farm Animal Welfare Advocacy in China

A Chinese beef producer on an RSPCA Assured farm. (Photo courtesy of RSPCA)
Published: March 2017

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $453,440 to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) to support its work to advance farm animal welfare in China. The RSPCA plans to use this grant to develop and launch the country’s first higher farm animal welfare standards. Part of the award will allow the hiring of a China-based consultant to facilitate close collaboration with the official International Cooperation Committee of Animal Welfare, a key institution involved in bringing together Chinese stakeholders in the livestock and agriculture sectors.