L214 — Broiler Welfare Campaigns in France (2020)

Protest against broiler welfare conditions outside a Lidl store. (Photo courtesy of L214.)

Grant investigators: Lewis Bollard and Amanda Hungerford

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Open Philanthropy recommended two grants totaling €1,408,000 (approximately $1,642,046 at the time of conversion) over two years to L214 to support fundraising, professionalization, investigations, and broiler welfare advocacy in France. Since our November 2017 support, L214 has secured broiler welfare and cage-free commitments from a number of major French supermarket chains and companies. This funding is intended to support additional welfare campaigns, investigations, and fundraising.

This falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

L214 — Broiler Welfare Campaigns in France (2017)

A chicken saved from intensive farming by L214, now living in a sanctuary. (Photo courtesy of L214)
Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard
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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of €1,140,000 (approximately $1,347,742 at the time of conversion) over two years to Association L214 (L214) to support work on broiler chicken welfare in France. Using this funding, L214 will conduct a campaign advocating for reduced chicken meat consumption as well as a corporate campaign targeting higher welfare standards for broiler chickens. Additionally, it plans to establish a new campus outreach program for movement building purposes, and will apply some funding toward capacity building such as software, training, and fundraising expenses.

Our Program Officer for Farm Animal Welfare, Lewis Bollard, is excited to support L214 due to its track record securing large wins to date, such as cage-free pledges from some of France’s largest retailers; his impression of its leadership team; and the organization’s strategic alignment with our goal to build a stronger farm animal welfare movement in Europe.

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