Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $7,000,000 to The Humane League (THL) for general support. This includes support for the Open Wing Alliance, a global coalition of grassroots groups. Open Philanthropy’s farm animal welfare team estimates that the major animal welfare pledges that THL has secured in recent years have improved the welfare of millions of animals. This funding will support a global expansion of THL’s corporate cage-free and broiler welfare campaigns.
The Open Wing Alliance (OWA) is a coalition of more than 100 organizations from 67 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Oceania. These groups pursue the common goal of freeing egg-laying hens from cages across the world. THL provides support and guidance for the OWA coalition and administers a grants program for members. OWA members and other animal protection organizations have helped secure more than 3,000 cage-free corporate commitments; most companies are sticking to their commitments, freeing millions of hens from cages.
This follows Open Philanthropy’s August 2018 support and falls within its focus area of farm animal welfare.