The Open Philanthropy Project awarded a grant of $1,000,000 over two years to the Humane League to support its work to end the confinement of hens in battery cages. The Humane League 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 (including a previous grant to the Humane League) 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 the Humane League’s work in Latin America, Europe and Japan.
- Open Philanthropy Grant Page
- Open Philanthropy Focus Area: Farm Animal Welfare
- The Humane League Website
- Open Philanthropy Grant to The Humane League — February 2016
- (Update) Summary of a Conversation with The Humane League (August 2016)
- (Update) Summary of a Conversation with The Humane League (February 2017)