Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals — Broiler Breed Study

An RSPCA chicken welfare inspection. (Photo courtesy of RSPCA)
Award Date 
5/2018
Grant Amount 
$231,677
Purpose 
To support the RSPCA trials to assess the welfare of two broiler breeds and improve the welfare assessment of broiler chickens.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

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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. Farm Animal Welfare Program Officer Lewis Bollard believes the research is likely to assist broiler welfare campaigns in the U.S. and Europe.

This is a discretionary grant and falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.