Mercy for Animals — Broiler Welfare Campaigns

Organization:
Mercy for Animals
Award Date:
01/2019
Amount:
$261,000
Purpose:
To support corporate campaigns to improve the welfare of broiler chickens.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $261,000 to Mercy for Animals 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 May 2018 support and falls within its focus area of farm animal welfare.

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