The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of up to $100,000 to Princeton University to support expenses related to updating Animal Liberation. Animal Liberation, a 1975 book by Australian philosopher Peter Singer, has been influential in the farm animal welfare field. The book has remained continuously in print since first publication, and the author has written new prefaces, but the basic text has not been revised since 1990 and is now dated. Open Philanthropy Project believes updating the book to reflect recent developments would provide an accurate and up-to-date resource on factory farming and help recruit new leaders to the field. The update work will be led by Professor Singer.
This discretionary grant falls within Open Philanthropy's focus area of farm animal welfare.