Rethink Priorities — Insect Welfare Field-Building

Rethink Priorities
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To support insect welfare science field-building efforts.

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $268,684 to Rethink Priorities to support work led by Dr. Meghan Barrett to help build a field of insect welfare science by creating a network of researchers working on insect welfare. There are nearly 100 billion farmed insects alive at any given time, and their welfare is currently very poorly understood.

This follows our September 2022 support and falls within Open Philanthropy’s focus area of farm animal welfare.

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