The Open Philanthropy Project awarded a grant of $500,000 over two years to Animal Equality to support its work to end the confinement of hens in battery cages. Animal Equality is an animal advocacy organization that engages in a variety of activities, including campaigning for corporations to end the use of cages to confine egg-laying hens.
This grant falls within Open Philanthropy's work on farm animal welfare. Earlier in 2016, Open Philanthropy made a series of grants to support corporate cage-free campaigns and wrote a blog post about why this seems to be a promising strategy to promote farm animal welfare. The present funding, part of a new series of grants focusing on international cage-free advocacy, will support Animal Equality’s work in Latin America, Europe, and Asia.