The Humane League — Broiler Welfare Campaigns

Organization:
The Humane League
Award Date:
01/2019
Amount:
$750,000
Purpose:
To support corporate campaigns to improve the welfare of broiler chickens.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $750,000 to The Humane League to support corporate campaigns to improve the welfare of broiler chickens. Broiler chickens are the most numerous land farm animals, with more than a billion alive at any time and approximately 9 billion slaughtered annually in the U.S. alone. Their welfare is impacted by genetics, overcrowding, inhumane slaughter, and environmental factors like chronic sleep deprivation due to lighting schedules optimized for growth. Broiler welfare campaigns seek to address these causes of suffering.

This follows Open Philanthropy's August 2018 general support and falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

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