- Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
- Award Date:
- To support the RSPCA trials to assess the welfare of two broiler breeds and improve the welfare assessment of broiler chickens.
The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of £171,600 (approximately $231,677 at the time of conversion) to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) to support a broiler chicken breed welfare study. The study, to be conducted by the Royal Veterinary College under RSPCA supervision, will test the welfare of two new breeds and will validate two new behavioral measures to enhance future breed tests. Open Philanthropy's Farm Animal Welfare Program Officer, Lewis Bollard, believes the research is likely to assist broiler welfare campaigns in the U.S. and Europe.
This grant falls within Open Philanthropy's focus area of farm animal welfare.