Animal Equality — Cage-Free and Broiler Welfare (2021)

Grant investigators: Lewis Bollard and Amanda Hungerford

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Open Philanthropy recommended two “exit grants” totaling $3,000,000 over two years to Animal Equality to support cage-free and broiler welfare campaigns. Animal Equality plans to use these funds to support work in Italy, Spain, Germany, the US, the UK, Brazil, Mexico, and India, including corporate campaigns, investigations, and general operations.

This follows our February 2020 support and represents an “exit grant” that will provide Animal Equality with approximately two years of operating support. It falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

Animal Equality — Cage-Free and Broiler Welfare


Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Animal Equality staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.


Open Philanthropy recommended four grants totaling $1,901,000 over two years to Animal Equality to support cage-free and broiler welfare. Animal Equality plans to use these funds to support work in Italy, Spain, Germany, and the UK, including investigations, fundraising, and general operations. Animal Equality has helped secure cage-free and broiler welfare wins and conducted investigations in Europe, and plans to use these funds to continue its work.

This follows our June 2018 support and falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

Animal Equality — Broiler Welfare Campaigns

Animal Equality launching a campaign for animal welfare. (Photo courtesy of Animal Equality)

Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Animal Equality staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.”


The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $215,000 to Animal Equality to support corporate campaigns to improve the welfare of broiler chickens. Broiler chickens are the most numerous land farm animals, with more than a billion alive at any time and approximately 9 billion slaughtered annually in the U.S. alone.According to this U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) report, 9,050,716,000 chickens were slaughtered in 2017. Their welfare is impacted by genetics, overcrowding, inhumane slaughter, and environmental factors like chronic sleep deprivation due to lighting schedules optimized for growth. Broiler welfare campaigns seek to address these causes of suffering.

This follows our June 2018 support of U.S. and international corporate cage-free and broiler welfare campaigns, and falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

Sources

Department of Agriculture 2018 Source

Animal Equality — Corporate Animal Welfare Campaigns

 

Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Animal Equality staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended five grants totaling $2,772,430 over three years to Animal Equality to support corporate cage-free and broiler welfare campaigns. Animal Equality plans to expand its corporate campaigns in Brazil, Italy, Mexico, Spain, and the U.S.

This is a renewal of our August 2016 grant to launch international cage-free layer hen campaigns, and follows 2017 grants to Animal Equality to support new work in India and advocacy in Europe. It falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

Animal Equality — EU Farm Animal Welfare

Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard
This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Animal Equality staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended four grants totaling $2,110,460 to expand Animal Equality’s farm animal welfare work in Europe. The funding will support corporate outreach and animal welfare campaigns, investigations, and capacity building for Animal Equality’s teams in Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

We previously recommended a $500,000 grant to Animal Equality to launch its first international cage-free campaign in 2016. Our Program Officer for Farm Animal Welfare, Lewis Bollard, is excited to continue supporting Animal Equality due to its track record of successful corporate outreach and investigations to date; his confidence in its leadership team; and the organization’s alignment with our strategy to build a stronger farm animal welfare movement in Europe.

This grant falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

Animal Equality — India Animal Welfare Reform


Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard
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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $292,000 to Animal Equality to support farm animal welfare work in India. This two-year grant will help support a pro-vegetarian messaging campaign, a corporate and/or institution-directed campaign encouraging animal product alternatives, organization capacity building, and advocacy related to in-ovo sex selection technology and other chicken welfare reforms. We are excited about the grant primarily because of Animal Equality’s track record of successful undercover investigations and subsequent media coverage in India; our Program Officer for Farm Animal Welfare, Lewis Bollard’s, confidence in Animal Equality’s relevant leadership staff; and the potential opportunity we see in India—one of the world’s largest producers of eggs, fish, and chicken—to encourage farm animal welfare reforms and advocacy. This grant was one of five recent grants recommended to various organizations supporting farm animal welfare activities in India.

Sources

Document Source
Animal Equality, India Animal Welfare Reform Budget (note: items in red not funded by this grant) Source

Animal Equality — International Cage-Free Advocacy

 

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $500,000 over two years to Animal Equality to support its work to end the confinement of hens in battery cages.

Earlier in 2016, we recommended a series of grants to support corporate cage-free campaigns and wrote on our blog about why we see this as 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 Animal Equality’s work in Latin America, Europe, and Asia.1

We do not plan to write in more detail about this grant at this time.

Sources

DOCUMENT SOURCE
Animal Equality, Budget Summary Unpublished