The Open Philanthropy Project awarded a grant of $292,000 to Animal Equality to support farm animal welfare work in India. This grant falls within Open Philanthropy's work on farm animal welfare.
Animal Equality is an animal advocacy organization that engages in a variety of animal welfare activities. This two-year grant will help support a pro-vegetarian messaging campaign, a corporate and/or institution-directed campaign encouraging animal product alternatives, organization capacity-building, and advocacy related to in-ovo sex selection technology and other chicken welfare reforms. Open Philanthropy is excited about the grant primarily because of Animal Equality’s track record of successful undercover investigations and subsequent media coverage in India; the confidence Lewis Bollard (Open Philanthropy's Program Officer for Farm Animal Welfare) has in Animal Equality’s relevant leadership staff; and the potential opportunity Open Philanthropy sees in India—one of the world’s largest producers of eggs, fish, and chicken—to encourage farm animal welfare reforms and advocacy. This grant was one of five recent grants made to various organizations supporting farm animal welfare activities in India.