- Royal Veterinary College
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- To support research into a more humane method of halal poultry slaughter.
The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of £100,000 ($130,850 at the time of conversion) to Royal Veterinary College to investigate a more humane method of halal poultry slaughter. Controlled atmosphere slaughter techniques, which are among the most commonly used stunning systems, are not currently approved by halal authorities. Royal Veterinary College intends to use these funds to investigate a new method of stunning that would both be approved by halal authorities and allow chickens to be individually stunned, potentially reducing suffering for more than 100 million chickens slaughtered in halal facilities in Europe each year.
This grant falls within Open Philanthropy's focus area of farm animal welfare.