UN approves new animal welfare regulations for farm animals

The 43rd session of the United Nations Committee on World Farming Security approved a dramatic policy recommendation with broad implications for livestock welfare. These recommendations are modeled after the Terrestrial Animal Health Code written by the World Organization… Read More

Certified Humane continues making progress for farm animals

Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC) is on a mission to create a Certified Humane® world for farm animals. And thanks to our supporters, 2016 has been an extremely successful year. • We’ve added more than 49 million farm animals… Read More

Know your chickens — and your eggs

By Leila Philip, Boston Globe, Original Story Link, December 05, 2016 My mother keeps chickens — a mixed flock of tawny Buff Orpingtons, black-and-white-feathered Barred Rocks, Rhode Island Reds, and some rather histrionic long-necked Araucana hens from South… Read More

What’s the difference between a factory farm turkey and a Certified Humane® turkey?

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we wanted to explain the difference between a turkey raised in a factory farm and a turkey raised Certified Humane®. In factory farms, turkeys are so overcrowded, they often climb onto each… Read More

Certified Humane® label assures consumers that turkeys are raised under humane standards

(HERNDON, VA, USA) November 14, 2016 – If you care about the welfare of farm animals, then Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC) hopes you will shop for a Certified Humane® turkey online or at your local grocery store… Read More

5 Lessons For Building A Sustainable Company From The Chief Executive Farmer Of Pete & Gerry’s

Forbes Contributor Kate Harrison. Original Forbes Article – October 25, 2016 If you ever buy organic groceries, you are no doubt familiar with Pete & Gerry’s eggs ­­— the largest free range egg producer in the country, in a… Read More

Humane Farm Animal Care response to DXE video

Recently, a video surfaced about the welfare of some chickens on a Certified Humane farm.  As soon as the video surfaced, we sent one of our highly-qualified poultry inspectors to do an unannounced inspection of the farm. Whenever… Read More

Humane Farm Animal Care asks Canadians to make a Certified Humane® choice this Thanksgiving

(HERNDON, VA, USA) – October 3, 2016 – The majority of turkeys eaten this Thanksgiving will have spent their entire lives in overcrowded factory farms, according to Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC), an international nonprofit certification program working… Read More

Article explains difference between pasture-raised and free-range eggs

Article Source: US News and World Report By Toby Amidor When it comes to eggs, market shelves are filled with terms like “cage-free” and “free-range.” But the term “pasture-raised” is relatively new and many health professionals – not… Read More

New Research Finds Majority of Americans Concerned about Farm Animal Welfare

Most Americans don’t know the true meaning of food labels like “cage-free,” “free-range,” or “grass fed” and falsely believe that farm animals are protected by laws or independent oversight according to the results of a new national survey*… Read More