Top-rated charity

The Humane League

The Humane League

Cause area: Improving animal welfare

The Humane League exists to end the abuse of animals raised for food. It does this by influencing the policies of the world’s biggest companies, demanding legislation, and empowering others to take action and leave animals off their plates.

What problem is The Humane League working on?

According to The Humane League, 94% of all animals raised for food are on factory farms. This means that 130 billion farmed land animals suffer every day.

What does The Humane League do?

The Humane League works relentlessly to end the abuse of animals raised for food through institutional and individual change. Specifically, THL:

Why do we recommend The Humane League?

THL meets our criteria to be a top-rated charity because one of our trusted evaluators, Animal Charity Evaluators, has conducted an extensive evaluation highlighting its cost-effectiveness. (Our trusted evaluators are charitable giving experts who focus on impact — their research into the best charities means your donations can do even more good. Learn more about charity evaluators we trust and why.)

ACE found that:

  • “THL’s corporate campaigns and work to strengthen the animal advocacy movement are especially strong.”
  • “THL often takes the lead in collaborating with other groups to facilitate knowledge-sharing about their strategic approach.”
  • THL “seems to have played an important role in strengthening the animal advocacy movement outside of the U.S. by training and collaborating with other organizations through the OWA.”
  • THL’s “track record demonstrates significant success, especially in improving the welfare standards of farmed animals and strengthening the animal advocacy movement.​​”

THL has been one of Animal Charity Evaluators’ recommended charities since August 2012 — the only organisation that has been an ACE recommended charity every year since then.

THL has also received multiple grants from the Animal Welfare Fund (managed by EA Funds) and from Open Philanthropy.

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