Our Standards

Our Standards

Humane Farm Animal Care operates transparently, publicizing all of our scientific standards so the public will know exactly how animals protected by our seal of approval are treated. The Humane Farm Animal Care Standards incorporate scientific research, veterinary advice, and the practical experience of farmers. Leading animal scientists, veterinarians, and producers worked with Humane Farm Animal Care to develop the Animal Care Standards for humane farming and continue to work with Humane Farm Animal Care to continually review new information pertaining to improving the lives of farm animals. Documents are in PDF format. Our standards are also available in French, Spanish, and Portuguese, found below.

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