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Amanda Hungerford on Open Philanthropy's funding for farmed animal welfare

Aug 10, 2023
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Amanda Hungerford, Farm Animal Welfare Program Officer at Open Philanthropy, discusses common misconceptions about Open Philanthropy's grantmaking, challenges with corporate campaigns, strategies that Amanda is excited about, and their funding for global animal welfare advocacy. They also explore the stability of farm animal welfare funding and express gratitude for the podcast.
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Quick takeaways

  • Corporate campaigns have proven effective in bringing tangible progress and change for animals by targeting corporations for improved welfare standards and alternative products.
  • Open Philanthropy emphasizes the need to take risks and make uncertain investments to maximize impact, focusing on interventions with potential for significant results.

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Importance of Corporate Campaigns in Animal Advocacy

Corporate campaigns have proven to be effective in bringing tangible progress and enacting change for animals. Advocates focus on targeting corporations to push for improved welfare standards and alternatives to animal products. These campaigns have seen success in areas such as cage-free eggs in Europe. However, challenges include maintaining momentum, avoiding stagnation, and managing the perception that corporate campaigns are endless sources of funding.

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