- Humane Slaughter Association
- Award Date:
- To support work to advance farm animal welfare in China.
The Open Philanthropy Project awarded a grant of £331,458 ($419,236 at time of conversion) to the Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) to support its work to improve farm animal welfare in China. This grant falls within Open Philanthropy's overall work on farm animal welfare.
HSA is a charity working to improve the welfare of farm animals by supporting research, education, training, and technical advances. It plans to use this grant to translate its guides on humane handling, transport, stunning, and slaughter into Mandarin Chinese and publicize the translated publications in Chinese agriculture industry magazines. It also plans to pay for HSA staff to travel to China to lecture at veterinary universities and train staff at slaughterhouses and livestock markets, and invite Chinese officials for an expenses-paid study tour of slaughterhouses and livestock markets in the United Kingdom. Open Philanthropy is excited about this project’s potential to reduce suffering and institutionalize farm animal welfare values.
Lewis Bollard, Open Philanthropy's Program Officer for Farm Animal Welfare, is uncomfortable with the phrase “humane slaughter,” but recommends this grant to reduce avoidable suffering caused by current slaughter practices.