University of British Columbia — Layer Hen Welfare Research

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $86,900 over two years to the University of British Columbia’s Animal Welfare Program. Under Principal Investigator Dr. Daniel Weary, the grant supports research by Maria Chen on layer hen welfare in Asia. The research will involve the identification of key stakeholders that can impact layer hen welfare at each stage of life, as well as the production of a report on welfare conditions and possible welfare improvements on large-scale farms.

This falls with our focus area of farm animal welfare.

University of British Columbia — Research on Pig Welfare


Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $50,186 to the University of British Columbia to enable animal welfare science student Maria Chen to produce a Masters thesis on pig welfare. Her planned research could identify reform opportunities on mid-sized pig farms. We see this grant as largely devoted to building a talent pipeline for farm animal welfare research in East Asia.

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