Our Mission

Humane Farm Animal Care DBA Certified Humane® is a registered 501(c) 3 nonprofit certification organization headquartered in the Metropolitan Washington DC area and dedicated to improving the lives of farm animals in food production from birth through slaughter.

The goal of the program is to improve the lives of farm animals by expanding consumer awareness, driving the demand for kinder and more responsible farm animal practices.

When you see the Certified Humane Raised and Handled® label on a product you can be assured that the food products have come from operations that meet precise, objective standards for farm animal treatment.


As we rapidly re-think our shopping habits these days, Humane Farm Animal Care has some good news to facilitate these changes: many Certified Humane® producers have made their products available for SHOPPING ONLINE.


You have the power to make a difference in the lives of farm animals. Take action for farm animals today by:

  • Insisting only on Certified Humane® products in grocery stores and restaurants. Find where to buy products.
  • Visiting our Take Action page to find out what you can do to get Certified Humane products in your local stores.
  • Donating to programs that help farm animals by helping us reach more people like you!

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Are you a retailer who cares about the quality of your products, and increasing profits? Currently Certified Humane® products can be found in 9 of the top 10 US retailers, in over 10,000 supermarkets in all 50 states. Are you one of them? If not,find out why you should be.

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The Certified Humane® program is the best way for you to position meat, poultry, egg and dairy products to tap the growing demand for humanely raised products. When you become certified, you get credibility from inspection by the independent nonprofit Humane Farm Animal Care. And you reach millions of potential customers through our humane society supporters and the extensive media coverage that Certified Humane® generates. Find out more.

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