The Humane Society of the United States says it hopes consumers buying turkeys for Thanksgiving will look for the “Certified Humane” label on the birds that was launched earlier this year.
Part of the Fast Food series – Adele Douglass of Humane Farm Animal Care was interviewed in this the final part of the series.
Consumers shopping for meat from animals raised under humane conditions now have more options as Meyer Natural Angus becomes the first national beef supplier to receive certification to use the “Certified Humane Raised and Handled” label.
Certified Humane Raised and Handled is a new product labeling and certification program aimed at consumers that is getting national press attention.
They still end up on a Thanksgiving table. But the turkeys at the Organic Bread Basket in Winnipeg have enjoyed a better, if not longer, life than most.
The increased public concern about animal welfare has worked its way even to the major fast-food chains, which have adopted animal-welfare guidelines that producers must follow if they want to sell beef, chicken or eggs to the biggest buyers in the country.
Adele Douglass is the executive director of Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC), a Virginia-based nonprofit organization that administers the “Certified Humane Raised & Handled” program. What does “Certified Humane” signify, and why should consumers care?
People want clean dairy and meat. They want wild-caught salmon. ‘Fast Food Nation’ did a lot to wake people up to what’s happening, and a lot of people are asking more questions about their food.
This spring the Certified Humane program created a gold standard for animal welfare.