Budget (2021): $13 million
Headquarters: Rockville, MD
CEO: Vicky Bond
CEO Compensation: $148,629
Background and Goals
Founded in 2005, The Humane League is an animal liberation group whose agenda is to make the world vegan. Despite its name, it has pursued its advocacy in an inhumane fashion, leading to restraining orders against the group.
The Humane League has grown into a multi-million dollar organization thanks to generous donors such as George Soros’ Open Society Foundations and the Open Philanthropy Project.
Like Mercy for Animals, The Humane League has received millions of dollars from the Open Philanthropy Project to fund astroturf corporate campaigns. The Project has directed nearly $50 million to The Humane League since 2016.
The Humane League organizes protests and online actions to pressure food companies into making pledges to change their animal protein supply chains. The group also has a history of in-person interactions about veganism at concerts, festivals, and colleges.