Giving Compass’ Take:
• Lewis Bollard shares his experiences working to identify ways to end factory farming as soon as possible.
• How can funders work to advance the animal welfare movement?
• Read about effective animal welfare interventions.
Every year tens of billions of animals are raised in terrible conditions in factory farms before being killed for human consumption. Despite the enormous scale of suffering this causes, the issue is largely neglected, with only about $50 million dollars spent each year tackling the problem globally.
Over the last two years Lewis Bollard – Project Officer for Farm Animal Welfare at the Open Philanthropy Project – has conducted extensive research into the best ways to eliminate animal suffering in farms as soon as possible.
This has resulted in $30 million in grants, making the Open Philanthropy Project one of the largest funders in the area.
Read the full interview with Lewis Bollard about ending factory farming by Robert Wiblin at 80000 Hours.
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