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
Global Animal Partnership Animal Welfare Certified Step 4
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

Click to view web site

Adams Ranch

Adams Ranch

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Amazon

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Baldwin Family Farms

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Beauchamp Farms

Click to view website

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

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Country Natural Beef

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DeBoer’s Poultry

Click to view web site

Deck Family Farm

Click to view website

Desert Mountain Grassfed Beef

Click to view web site

Diestel Turkey

Click to view website

Eel River Grass Fed Beef

Click to view website

EVOL

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Greenbrier Farms

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Hearst Ranch

Hearst Ranch / Larder Meat Co

Click to view website

Hickory Nut Gap Farm

Hickory Nut Gap Farm

Click to view website

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 - G.A.P. Partner

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

Looking for a new recipe to add to your 4th of July weekend BBQ? Check out these salmon bites! The perfect starter for your weekend gathering. We're working hard to get our new G.A.P. Farmed Salmon Standards into practice so you'll be able to buy G.A.P. Certified salmon near you in 2022! Stay tuned!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/salmon-bites-with-wasabi-mayo/ (link.in bio)

#salmon #salmonrecipes #salmonrecipe #salmonlover #grilledsalmon #bbqrecipes #bbq #summergrilling #july4recipes #july4th #bettersalmon #AnimalWelfareCertified #MakeitGAP
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We are so proud that @CampfireTreats sources G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified chicken, turkey, and beef for their treats. Learn more about Marko Wittich, President of Campfire Treats, by checking out our latest blog below. We talked with Marko about why he decided to start his company and what he has planned for the future. Thank you, Marko, for prioritizing farm animal welfare for your products and for our favorite pets! #MakeitGAP

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/meet-marko-wittich-from-campfire-treats-a-g-a-p-certified-pet-partner/ (link.in bio)

#doglover #dogtreats #pettreats #petlover #dogfood #petfood #petfoodindustry #premiumpetfood #premiumpettreats #certificationmatters #allanimalsmatter
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More great news about our new fish welfare standards! We ranked first in the new Benchmarking Report from @aquaticlifeinstitute! Check out our blog to learn more and read the report. We are so proud to be recognized. #MakeitGAP

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/aquatic-life-institute-benchmarking-report-recognizes-g-a-p-s-new-aquaculture-standard-as-the-most-comprehensive/ (link in bio)

#fishwelfare #farmedsalmon #salmonstandard #animalwelfarecertified #farmedsalmonwelfare #farmedsalmonstandard #salmonindustry #salmon #fish #fishindustry
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Happy First Official Day of Summer! Have you fired up your grill yet? We love grilling for so many reasons but the #1 reason is that meat is always the star of the show. Looking for another marinade recipe to add to your arsenal? Try this greek marinade for pork chops -- marinate overnight, for the whole day, or marinate and freeze for later. Just don't forget to look for the Animal Welfare Certified label when you shop and #MakeitGAP!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/greek-pork-chops/ (link in bio)

#summergrilling #grillingrecipes #porkchops #porklover #pork #greekrecipes #marinade #grilling #meatrecipes #fireupthegrill #happysummer
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It's almost Father's Day! Still looking for ways to make Dad's Day special? Check out our latest blog with loads of grilling recipes and family activities to make it a Sunday to remember!

Happy Father's Day from the G.A.P. Team!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/makeitgap-when-you-celebrate-fathers-day/

#MakeitGAP #AnimalWelfareCertified #FathersDay #FathersDay2022 #DadsDay #recipes #meatrecipes #grillingrecipes #makedadsday #familytime #grilling
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It's grilling season! To celebrate the launch of our new G.A.P. Salmon Welfare Standards, we have found some delicious salmon recipes. You won't see the G.A.P. Certified label on salmon in your store just yet but we're working hard to find the right partners to make it happen.

Download the recipe here >>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/grilled-salmon-meyer-lemons/

#fishwelfare #farmedsalmon #salmon #bettersalmon #gapcertified #animalwelfarecertified #salmonlover #salmonrecipes #grilledsalmon #grillingrecipes #fishwelfarecertification
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We are proud to welcome another amazing pet food brand to the G.A.P. family! Thank you @honestkitchen for prioritizing farm animal welfare for your chicken recipes and treats! Congratulations on your G.A.P. Certification! #animalsmatter #MakeitGAP

Read more about the announcement here:
http://ow.ly/qlFA50JwzYG

#petfood #dogfood #dogtreats #certificationmatters #doglover #petlover #petindustry #animalwelfarecertified #betterchicken
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Have you heard the news? G.A.P. just launched welfare standards for farmed Atlantic salmon! That means #bettersalmon is just around the corner. G.A.P. has applied our unique, tiered approach to farmed salmon by developing 3 certification levels, or steps. Want to learn more about what these 3 Steps mean? Check out our latest blog here >>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/why-does-g-a-p-s-new-farmed-salmon-standard-have-3-steps

#MakeitGAP #AnimalWelfareCertified #farmedsalmon #salmon #farmedsalmonstandards #certificationmatters #fishwelfare #farmedfish #salmonindustry #getcertified
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It's World Oceans Day and we are ready to make a BIG SPLASH! G.A.P. is proud to announce our new Farmed Atlantic Salmon Standards!

G.A.P. has taken the same comprehensive, welfare-based outcomes approach and applied it to aquaculture. We have employed the same rigorous standards development process, comprehensive animal-based scoring systems, and "animal first" approach to develop our new farmed Atlantic salmon welfare standards. With your help in the coming years, we'll impact the lives of millions of farmed salmon across the world.

Read more about our launch in our latest blog and visit our new Salmon Standards page on our site. #MakeitGAP >>>>>

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/g-a-p-dives-into-aquaculture-with-new-farmed-salmon-welfare-standard (link.in bio)

#farmedsalmon #aquaculture #fishwelfare #animalwelfare #animalwelfarecertified #fishwelfarestandards #animalwelfarestandards #certificationmatters #farmedfishcertification #fishcertification #farmedsalmonindustry
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How do you give your grilled chicken breast an upgrade? Turn it into bruschetta! Who needs the bread when you can have bruschetta on a juicy, G.A.P. Certified chicken breast?! Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP when you shop.

View or download the recipe here >>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/grilled-bruschetta-chicken/ (link.in bio)

#chickenlover #chickenrecipe #chickenrecipes #animalwelfarecertified #winnerwinnerchickendinner #grilledchicken #bruschetta #summergrilling #grilling #grillingrecipes #healthyrecipes #lowcarb #summerbbq
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It's almost summer... which means it's BBQ time! And no BBQ would be complete without some good 'ol pasta salad! We found this delish recipe for pasta salad with our favorite ingredient - BACON. Check it out and download with the link below. Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP when you shop for bacon!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/blt-pasta-salad/ (link.in bio)

#bacon #baconlover #blt #AnimalWelfareCertified #pastasalad #bbq #summerbbq #pastasaladrecipe #summerrecipe #summerrecipes #summersides
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Happy Memorial Day from the G.A.P. Team. Today, we remember and honor all of the men and women who serve. You are our heroes.
#MemorialDay #HappyMemorialDay #rememberandhonor #memorialday2022 #veterans #rememberthefallen
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May is National Pet Month - but isn't every month 'pet month' when it comes to our favorite furry friends?!? We hope you get to spend some quality time with your adoring pets over the long weekend - it's amazing how much they add to our lives, isn't it?

Don't forget that many of your favorite food brands are G.A.P. Certified or have G.A.P. Certified lines. Check out our Pet Parents page to learn more: https://globalanimalpartnership.org/pet-parents/.

#MakeitGAP #AnimalWelfareCertified #NationalPetMonth #petlover #doglover #catlover #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #petfood #dogfood #catfood #certificationmatters #loveyourpet
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May is Beef Month. Did you know that 83% of G.A.P. Certified cattle ranches meet our Pasture Raised / Step 4 animal welfare standards? Thank you to our all of our beef producers for their hard work and dedication to their animals and to their land. #MakeitGAP

Read more about our beef standards here:
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/standards/beef/ (link.in bio)

#AmimalWelfareCertified #pastureraised #beef #beeflover #beefmonth #cattlerancher #cattleranchers #ranchers #beefcattle
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Gearing up for some grilling this weekend? We thought so! If ribs are in your future, we have you covered. Check out our blog to learn how to make your ribs the envy of the neighborhood. And don't forget our Recipe page with TONS of great grilling recipes. Don't forget the wet naps!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/time-for-some-gap-rib-ucation/ (link.in bio)

#MakeitGAP #AnimalWelfareCertified #grilling #memorialday #memorialdayrecipes #ribs #porkribs #beefribs #riblover #ribucation #bestribs #ribtips #ribsfordays
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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

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 2

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

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

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

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

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