The Welfare Footprint Project (previously known as the Center for Welfare Metrics) is a multidisciplinary research effort to quantify the impact of animal products on the negative affective experiences of farmed animals.

Evaluation

As of May 2022, the Welfare Footprint Project and its principal investigators have received over $900,000 in funding from Open Philanthropy.[1][2][3]

Further reading

Schuck-Paim, Cynthia & Wladimir J. Alonso (2021) Quantifying Pain Laying Hens: A Blueprint for the Comparative Analysis of Welfare in Animals.

Schuck-Paim, Cynthia & Wladimir J. Alonso (2022) Quantifying Pain in Broiler Chickens: Impact of the Better Chicken Commitment and Adoption of Slower-Growing Breeds on Broiler Welfare.

St. Jules, Michael (2021) Welfare Footprint Project - a blueprint for quantifying animal pain, Effective Altruism Forum, June 26.

Welfare Footprint Project. Official website.

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consumption of animal products | farmed animal welfare | pain and suffering

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    Open Philanthropy (2018) Cynthia Schuck & Wladimir Alonso — DALY Project, Open Philanthropy, May 3.

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    Open Philanthropy (2019) Cynthia Schuck & Wladimir Alonso — DALY Project (2019), Open Philanthropy, July 23.

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    Open Philanthropy (2020) Center for Welfare Metrics — Impacts of animal welfare reforms (2020), Open Philanthropy, March 17.

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