Animal Welfare Certified Label - Global Animal Partnership

Feel good about
the meat you eat.

Animal Welfare Certified Label - Global Animal Partnership

Feel good about
the meat you eat.

Look for the G.A.P. Label

Global Animal Partnership Animal Welfare Certified Step 1
Global Animal Partnership Animal Welfare Certified Step 2
Global Animal Partnership Animal Welfare Certified Step 3
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Global Animal Partnership Animal Welfare Certified Step 5
Global Animal Partnership Animal Welfare Certified Step 5+

G.A.P.’s Animal Welfare Certified label means that animals are raised without antibiotics or added hormones, and are fed a vegetarian diet with no animal by-products. The higher the number, the more the animal’s environment mimics its natural environment.

Learn More About Each Step

Improving the Lives of Farm Animals

G.A.P.’s comprehensive program positively impacts millions of farm animals every year. Being G.A.P. certified means the animals have:

MORE SPACE

A SAFE & ENRICHED ENVIRONMENT

ACCESS TO PASTURE OR OUTDOORS

(STEPS 3 & ABOVE)

A HEALTHY, VEGETARIAN DIET

(NO ANIMAL BY-PRODUCTS)

NO ADDED HORMONES OR ANTIBIOTICS

G.A.P. is the Label You Can Trust

With G.A.P., every farm is audited to gain certification. Some other animal welfare certification programs only audit a small sample of farms annually. We feel this level of integrity is necessary, especially when considering the lifecycle of raising live animals.

Global Animal Partnership Animal Welfare Certified Step 1

G.A.P. requires every farm to be audited every 15 months (through every season) in order to be certified.

G.A.P. Audits Every Farm Every 15 Months

Group Model Certification Programs

Only require that a small percentage (~10%) of farms be audited every 12 months, even though all of them will be “certified.”

Others only audit 10% of farms every 12 months

Small LighbulbThink about it: if you are only auditing a sample of farms annually, it may take up to 10 years to visit and score all farms in the system.

Why You Can Trust the G.A.P. Label

What makes G.A.P.’s program better?

Why G.A.P.? Technical KnowledgeWhy G.A.P.? Technical Knowledge

Technical Knowledge

Our team is made up of scientists with advanced degrees in farm animal behavior and welfare, combined with the practical knowledge to apply it.

Why G.A.P.? Comprehensive ApproachWhy G.A.P.? Comprehensive Approach

Comprehensive Approach

G.A.P. develops and implements tiered standards for 8 farm animal species, impacting over 416 million animals annually.

Why G.A.P.? Supply Chain SupportWhy G.A.P.? Supply Chain Support

Supply Chain Support

Our team of meat industry experts have the know-how to connect manufacturers, and bring value to the entire supply chain from farm to fork.

Why G.A.P.? QualityWhy G.A.P.? Quality

Quality

Better raising and handling of animals results in better tasting meat – another reason to feel good about supporting change with your purchases.

Why G.A.P.? IntegrityWhy G.A.P.? Integrity

Integrity

Every single farm is audited to our standards every 15 months.

How Can You Support G.A.P.?

Don’t see enough G.A.P. labeled products in your grocery store or restaurant? Request them! Or, order directly from several of our partners below.

Like and share our posts on social media to spread the word.

Stay informed on all things G.A.P. by joining our email list.

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Every dollar counts. We’re a non-profit organization that depends on individual and corporate donations.

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Order G.A.P. Certified Online

Did you know that many of our G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified partners ship directly? Click on the partner websites below and have G.A.P. Certified quality products delivered to your door. Or see our full list of G.A.P. Certified brands below.

3 Little Pigs, LLC

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Adams Ranch

Adams Ranch

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Amazon

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Baldwin Family Farms

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Beauchamp Farms

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Brasstown Beef

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Butcher Box - G.A.P. Online Retailer Partner

Butcher Box

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Campfire Natural Dog Treats - Logo - G.A.P. Partner

Campfire Treats

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Charcutnuvo - G.A.P. Partner

Charcutnuvo

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Chuck Howley’s Happy Hollow Ranch

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Cooks Venture

Cooks Venture

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Country Natural Beef

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DeBoer’s Poultry

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Deck Family Farm

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Desert Mountain Grassfed Beef

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Diestel Turkey

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Eel River Grass Fed Beef

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EVOL

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Greenbrier Farms

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Hearst Ranch

Hearst Ranch / Larder Meat Co

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Hickory Nut Gap Farm

Hickory Nut Gap Farm

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Hunter Cattle Company

Hunter Cattle

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Jaindl

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JD Farms

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Joyce Farms

Joyce Farms

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La Quercia

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Lasater Grasslands Beef - G.A.P. Partner Logo

Lasater Grasslands Beef

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Llano Seco Ranch

Rancho Llano Seco

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Mayfair Farm

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Meyer Natural Angus

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Mosner Family Brands

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Open Farm - Logo - G.A.P. Partner

Open Farm Pet

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Organic Prairie

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Pederson’s Natural Farms, Inc.

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Pineland Farms Natural Meats, Inc.

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Redger Farms

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Schenker Family Farms

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Southern Natural Farms

Southern Natural Farms

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Tender & True Pet Nutrition - Logo - G.A.P. Partner

Tender & True Pet Nutrition

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Thompson Farms

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Thrive Market

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TruBeef Organic

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Wellshire Farms - Feel Great Eat Well

Wellshire Farms

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White Oak Pastures

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Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market

Click link to find your store

#MakeItGAP on Instagram

Planning a football-watching party this weekend? Or getting prepared for the big Super Bowl party in a couple of weeks? Check out our G.A.P.-etizer blog with recipe ideas guaranteed to score with your guests. Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP!

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We are proud that so many high-quality pet brands prioritize G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certification when they source meat for their products. Pet food brands not only help us build awareness, they also help with carcass utilization for a more sustainable future. Check out our Pet Parents page and shop brands that are G.A.P. Certified. Your pet will thank you too! #MakeitGAP

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/pet-parents/ (link.in bio)

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Have you tried @Amylufoods chicken sausages yet? They recently launched 4 unique and delicious flavors that are all G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified! Look for them the next time you shop at your local @wholefoods. Check out our recent blog to learn more about the launch and Amylu!
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/amylu-foods-launches-new-g-a-p-certified-chicken-sausage-flavors/ (link.in bio)

#MakeitGAP #sausage #chickensausage #sausagelover #animalwelfarecertified #certificationmatters
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Looking for a yummy one-pan meal you can make ahead? Stuffed peppers always deliver. Check out this recipe and use your ground meat of choice - beef, turkey, chicken, bison, or lamb. Bon Appetit! #MakeitGAP

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/recipe/beef-stuffed-bell-peppers-2/ (link.in bio)

#easyrecipes #stuffedpeppers #meatlover #mealplanning #weeknightdinners #dinnerideas #dinnerrecipes
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It's National Milk Day! Did you know that G.A.P. has animal welfare standards for dairy cattle? We are working with several dairy farms on their G.A.P. Certification so that you can find the G.A.P. label on dairy products soon.

Want to learn more about our comprehensive standards for dairy cattle? Check out our standards document below, complete with detailed diagrams and illustrations. Another reason to trust the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label when you shop. #MakeitGAP

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/standards/dairy-cattle/ (link.in bio)

#happymilkday #milkday #nationalmilkday #certificationmatters #dairycattle #dairystandards #dairyfarms #dairyfarming
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G.A.P.'s Better Chicken Project is in the news! Check out this recent article from Bloomberg highlighting our Better Chicken Project Certified labeled chicken now available at Whole Foods Market.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-01-06/whole-foods-touts-new-leaner-chicken-in-nod-to-welfare-concerns (link.in bio)

#MakeitGAP #betterchicken #chickenlover #betterchickenproject #chickenwelfare #broilerchickenwelfare #lookforthelabel
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Great news! The G.A.P. Better Chicken Project Certified label is available at your local @wholefoods store. Look for the G.A.P. Better Chicken Project label and taste the difference. Thanks for helping us #MakeitGAP!

Read our latest blog post here >>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/g-a-p-s-better-chicken-project-label-now-available-at-whole-foods-market/ (link.in bio)

#betterchicken #chickenlover #chickenwelfare #broilerchickenwelfare #betterchickenproject #animalwelfare #chicken #lookforthelabel
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Looking for a quick one-pot skillet meal? Try this delicious Green Gyro Skillet recipe! Make it with your ground meat of choice -- lamb, beef, turkey, chicken, or bison. Just don't forget to look for the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label when you shop. Enjoy!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/recipe/easy-greek-gyro-skillet/ (link.in bio)

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Happy 2023! New year, new possibilities. Wishing you all the best! #MakeitGAP ...

Managing a meaningful certification program means working with many stakeholders: certifiers, farmers, ranchers, processors, brands, animal advocates, retailers, and scientists. We certainly can't do it alone. Thank you to everyone who contributes to the G.A.P. program year in and year out. We are truly #bettertogether.

Read more about G.A.P.'s milestones and vision here >>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/annual-report/ (link.in bio)

#MakeitGAP #farmanimalwelfare #animalwelfare #collaboration
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As 2022 nears an end, there's still time to make a tax-deductible donation to your charities of choice. If you'd like to make a positive impact on the lives of farm animals, we hope you will consider donating to Global Animal Partnership. As always, we appreciate your support. #MakeitGAP #donatetoday

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/donate/ (link.in bio)
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From our families to yours, we wish you a very merry Christmas! 🎄 ...

Whether you're hosting a holiday party, entertaining your family, or just looking for a weeknight dinner, meatballs are always a good choice. We found a great recipe for swedish meatballs -- trust us when we say the gravy is sooo good.

Check out our recent blog with this recipe and lots of appetizer ideas for entertaining or snacking this week. >>>>> https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/g-a-p-s-12-apps-of-christmas/

#MakeitGAP #holidayrecipes #meatballs #swedishmeatballs #appetizers #snacks #meatysnacks #meatballrecipe #beeflover #meatballlover #happyholidays
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Happy Hanukkah! Wishing you all love, light, and peace. ...

Are you entertaining this holiday season? Whether you're keeping it small or going big, appetizers are always a good idea. Just in time for Christmas, we've put together our "12 Apps of Christmas" list with meaty dishes that are sure to please. Check out our blog here and #MakeitGAP when you shop! >>>>>>>>>>>

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Look for These Retailers and Brands When You Shop

3 Little Pigs

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3 / Pork, Step 3

365 Everyday Value

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2 & 3 / Pork, Step 1

Amazon

Click to view website

Americhicken

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

Applegate Farms

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 1 & 3 / Chicken, Step 2 & 3 / Turkey, Step 1 / Beef, Step 4

Atkins Ranch

Products & Brands:
Lamb, Step 4

Bell & Evans

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

Best Dressed Chicken

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

Bilinski’s Sausage Mfg Co

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

Cafe Spice

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

Campfire Treats

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4 / Chicken, Step 3 / Turkey, Step 1, 2 / Pork, Step 2

Canidae

Products & Brands
Chicken, Step 2

Charcutnuvo

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 1 / Pork, Step 1

Country Natural Beef

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4

DeBoer’s

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 1

Diestel Turkey Ranch

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 3

Earth Animal

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2 / Turkey, Step 1

Egganic

Products & Brands: Laying Hens, Step 3

Evermore Pet Food

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3 / Turkey, Step 2

EVOL

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 1; Chicken, Step 2; Pork, Step 1

Feltman’s of Coney Island

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 1

Force of Nature

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4

Fork in the Road Foods

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2 / Pork, Step 1

Freshpet

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2 / Turkey, Step 1

Halo Pets

Products & Brands:

Happy N Healthy Pet Products

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 4 / Beef, Step 1 & 4

The Honest Kitchen

Products & Brands
Chicken, Step 1

JD Farms Specialty Turkey

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 1

Joyce Farms

Products & Brands:
Chicken Step 4, Poussin Step 2, Beef Step 4

La Quercia

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 4

LaBelle Patrimoine

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

Llano Seco Rancho

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 2

Mary’s Chicken

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3 & 5

Mary’s Turkey

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 3 & 5

Naked Truth

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

Nature’s Rancher

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 1 / Chicken, Step 2

Nuggets Healthy Eats

Pet Food Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

Olli Salumeria

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 1 & 3

Open Farm Pet

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4 / Lamb, Step 4

Open Prairie

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 1

Original Brat Hans

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2 & 3

Panorama Meats

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4

Patagonian Grass-Fed

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

Pine Manor

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

Pineland Farms Natural Meats, Inc.

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 1 & 4

Ranger – The Free Range Chicken

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

RAWR

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

Reunion Foods

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 1

Rocky Free Range Chicken

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

Rosie Organic Chicken

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

Rossdown Natural Foods

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 1 & 3 / Turkey, Step 1 & 2

Roxy – The Organic Chicken

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

Seemore Meats & Veggies

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 1; Chicken, Step 2

Tender & True Pet Nutrition

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2 / Chicken, Step 3 Organic / Turkey, Step 1 / Pork, Step 1 / Lamb, Step 4

Thompson Farms

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 4

Thrive Market

Click to view website

TruBeef Organic

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4

Villari Food Group

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 1

Wellshire Farms

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4 / Pork, Step 1 & 4

Western Grassfed Beef

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4

Whole Foods Market

Click link to find your store

Yorkshire Valley Farms Ltd.

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 2