Open Philanthropy recommended two contracts with the Center for Welfare Metrics for $784,586 over three years to assess the welfare impacts of farm animal welfare reforms. Among other projects, the Center for Welfare Metrics plans to produce a report on the welfare impact of reforms for egg-laying hens, including a comparison of the prevalence, duration, and intensity of harms under various systems, including cages, enriched cages, and cage-free aviaries. This analysis could inform farm animal welfare grantmaking decisions and assessment.
This funding follows Open Philanthropy's January 2019 support to researchers Cynthia Schuck and Wladimir Alonso, and falls within its focus area of farm animal welfare.
This project was supported through a contractor agreement. While Open Philanthropy typically does not publish pages for contractor agreements, it occasionally opts to do so.