We have revised our Animal Care Standards for Beef Cattle and Dairy Cows

For many years, we have worked with our farmers and ranchers to identify practical ways to reduce the stress and sometimes pain that beef cattle and dairy cows experience after routine husbandry practices such as castration.  Previously, there… Read More

A Cage is a Cage

There has been a lot of discussion in the news lately about the “enriched” cages (also  known as “colony,” “furnished” or “modified” cages) as being a good alternative housing system for laying hens. The Humane Farm Animal Care®… Read More

Subject: Do you believe our government should protect our food supply? If you do, read further…

On the 16th of June, the House Appropriations passed legislation by a 217-203 vote that would eliminate the necessary funds for the FDA to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act. And cut funding for the already under funded Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) so they would have to start firing food safety inspectors.

We all remember the baby formula scandal of product from China along with the imported pet food safety issues. There is a serious outbreak of e-coli in Germany right now. This could have been us, but for our food safety system that is currently in place.

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The Power of the Consumer – Thank You!

Thank you so much for voting with your voices as well as your pocketbooks! Your response to the blog post about The Pump restaurant in NYC really had an impact.

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Certified Humane® vs. Factory Farming

The “Pump” a restaurant chain in New York City has switched from buying Murray’s Chicken (one of our Certified Humane® producers) to purchasing commodity chicken. That of course is their prerogative, however they are implying that the commodity chicken is special and that Murray’s is the commodity product. Read the blog to take action.

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Your Efforts are Making a Difference

So today we released a comprehensive, side-by-side comparison of major U.S. animal welfare labels. The chart analyzes the five leading food labeling programs dedicated to animal welfare: Certified Humane®, Animal Welfare Approved, Global Animal Partnership (Whole Foods), USDA/Organic and American Humane Certified.

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Lets Talk Turkey.

Recently I visited one of the small farms on our program.  While there I noticed the small pens of turkeys.  I realized this is the growing season for Thanksgiving turkeys and I realized that now is the time… Read More

Further News from Iceland

John continues his quest to kayak the coast of Iceland to raise awareness for Humane Farm Animal Care and the Certified Humane® program.  John’s currents position is on the Northwestern portion of the country just above the town of… Read More

An update on John’s adventures

We just spoke with adventurer John Peaveler all the way from Iceland via satellite phone.  John was calling from his tent after he had paddled out of the open sea into a more protected fjord where he found… Read More

Welcome to our new Website!

For those of you who don’t know who I am, let me introduce myself.  My name is Adele Douglass and I am the founder and executive director of Humane Farm Animal Care and creator of the Certified Humane® program…. Read More