The Humane League (Corporate campaign programs)
Recommended Charity

The Humane League

Corporate Animal Welfare Campaigns

THL's corporate campaign programs promote farmed animal welfare through industry pressure and advocacy

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. Chickens are one of the animal groups most affected, and often suffer in unimaginable ways, including by being kept in very small battery cages.

What does The Humane League do?

Through its corporate campaigns, the Humane League (THL) works relentlessly to end the abuse of chickens raised for food. Specifically:

We recommend THL’s corporate campaign work based on four separate pieces of evidence:

For more on our decision to recommend The Humane League’s corporate campaigns — and why we made an exception to our usual approach of evaluating evaluators and directly relying on their recommendations — see our evaluation report on Animal Charity Evaluators.

Please note that GWWC does not evaluate individual charities. Our recommendations are based on the research of third-party, impact-focused charity evaluators our research team has found to be particularly well-suited to help donors do the most good per dollar, according to their recent evaluator investigations. Our other supported programs are those that align with our charitable purpose — they are working on a high-impact problem and take a reasonably promising approach (based on publicly-available information).

At Giving What We Can, we focus on the effectiveness of an organisation's work -- what the organisation is actually doing and whether their programs are making a big difference. Some others in the charity recommendation space focus instead on the ratio of admin costs to program spending, part of what we’ve termed the “overhead myth.” See why overhead isn’t the full story and learn more about our approach to charity evaluation.