ASPCA launches $100,000 grant to end US 'factory farming'

Grants will range from $15,000-25,000
calendar icon 2 June 2022
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In a press release, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has announced $100,000 in grant funding that will be available to US organisations and institutions this year, through the new ASPCA Fund to End Factory Farming.

The grant initiative aims to generate new formal or informal research, evidence, reports and narratives that further substantiate what ASPCA said is an "urgent need to move away from conventional, confinement-based animal agriculture."

Grants will range generally from $15,000-$25,000 and will be awarded to projects that bring attention to the need to shift toward more humane, healthy and sustainable on-farm practices in addition to reducing the overall consumption of animal products in favour of more plant-based foods.

"The lack of transparency around industrial animal agriculture's harms has allowed this cruel form of animal production to dominate our food system," said Daisy Freund, vice president of farm animal welfare at the ASPCA. "To activate policymakers, food companies and individuals, we need to shine a light on how destructive the status quo really is and quantify the benefits of more compassionate, sustainable farming practices."

Freund said the ASPCA Fund to End Factory Farming will support the broad community of researchers, advocates and businesses that show a better way forward for animals, people and the environment.

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