The Albert Schweitzer Foundation (ASF) is an animal advocacy organisation based in Germany. They advocate for farmed animals, including laying hens, broiler chickens, and farmed fish.
ASF's mission is "to focus on the single greatest source of pain and death for animals: the use of animals and animal products as a food source." It supports the abolition of factory farming, but also advocates for incremental improvements to animal welfare until abolition is achieved. ASF relies on research, data, and strategic thinking to maximise the impact of its work.
ASF meets our criteria to be listed on our platform based on the recommendation of one of our trusted evaluators, Animal Charity Evaluators. This recommendation was informed by ACE’s evaluation of ASF.
Though Animal Charity Evaluators estimates that ASF's recent cost-effectiveness was relatively low, ACE's confidence in their estimate is also low. Further, ACE compares the cost-effectiveness of the charities they evaluate relative to one another. Most of the charities that ACE reviews are estimated to be highly cost-effective, relative to the average animal charity.