Crate-Free Illinois — Campaigning Against Gestation Crates (2021)

Organization:
Crate-Free Illinois
Award Date:
02/2021
Amount:
$70,350
Purpose:
To support campaigning against the use of gestation crates for pigs.

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $70,350 to Crate-Free Illinois to support campaigning against the use of gestation crates for pigs. There are approximately 6 million sows in the United States, at least three-quarters of which are routinely confined in gestation crates.[1]

This follows Open Philanthropy's August 2019 support and falls within its focus area of farm animal welfare.

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    Civil Eats. “Gestation crates remain the standard on over three-fourths of U.S. hog farms today, according to the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC). And 98 percent of producers use gestation stalls at least some of the time, such as immediately after artificial insemination.”