Best way to help farm animals
You Can Help Farm Animals.
The Certified Humane® program improves the lives of almost 77 million cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, laying hens and turkeys each year.
Food producers have historically needed to compete by providing the lowest cost products. To survive, they have had to keep more animals in less space and employ techniques that maximize growth rates. The resulting massive “factory farms” cause tremendous suffering for animals… as well as food safety problems, environmental degradation and loss of smaller farms.
There have been many high profile ballot initiatives recently to improve how farm animals are treated. While these efforts can be helpful, their impact is still far in the future. Most of these laws don’t take effect for many years. And unless the legislation includes funding to helping farmers convert their systems to more humane systems, small farmers will be put out of business and large producers may move production to places where there is no regulation.
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Farmers who meet our standards and become certified can grow their businesses. With every farm that adopts our humane, stringent standards, we come closer to the time when humane farming will be the norm in our country.
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Is managed by an independent nonprofit organization
Is endorsed by the ASPCA, and over 44 other humane organizations.
Maintains the highest animal welfare standards for animals raised for food production in the U.S.
Manages the strictest inspection program, which ensures that everyone is following those standards.
Requires that every standard be met before a producer is certified.
There are many ways to help farm animals by supporting the Certified Humane® program. To learn more about how to get more Certified Humane® products in your stores, visit our page. Be sure and tell family and friends about Certified Humane® - and contribute to our efforts.
Although the Certified Humane® program is improving the lives of almost 77 million animals each year, remember that there are still almost 10 billion farm animals that need our help