When you’re
in the store,
make it G.A.P.

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 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 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 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.? 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.? 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.

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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#MakeItGAP on Instagram

NEWS | @ThriveMarket Launches First G.A.P. Certified South American Beef Supplier - Range Patagonian Grass-Fed Beef (@RangeMeats.) Read the news release here →→→ https://bwnews.pr/2LP2Vd, or see the news link in our bio. #MakeItGAP #beef #grassfedbeef #thrivemarket #Patagonian #Patagonia #humanelyraised #meat #beefcattle ...

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#MakeItGAP Recipes | Try this team favorite, herb roasted rack of lamb with mint cranberry chutney, for your next holiday party. Get the recipe here →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/roasted-rack-lamb, or see the recipe link in our bio.

This recipe comes from G.A.P.'s Social Media Specialist, Lisa. Stay tuned here for more of our team's favorite holiday recipes. #rackoflamb #lamb #grassfedlamb #grassfed #humanelyraised #meat #holidayentertaining #holidayrecipes #cranberries #salt #mint #dinnerparty #familydinner #recipes #dinnerideas
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#MakeItGAP Recipes | Save this recipe, prosciutto wrapped asparagus, for your next holiday party →→→ https://globalanimalpartnership.org/prosciutto-wrapped-asparagus, or see the recipes link in our bio.

This recipe comes from G.A.P.'s Marketing Specialists, Renae. Stay tuned here for more of our team's favorite holiday recipes. #holidayentertaining #recipes #holidaymenu #holidaytable #prosciutto #pork #asparagus #appetizer #dinnerparty
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G.A.P. Partner Spotlight | Deck Family Farm

This week, we are proud to highlight Deck Family Farm, a G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified Pastured Raised (Step 4) pork producer located in the Willamette Valley of Oregon.

A G.A.P. partner since 2016, Deck Family Farm is a certified organic farm that believes in humane handling of livestock, building soil fertility, increasing biomass, and practicing environmental stewardship of their pastures and wildlife areas. All of the pigs raised on their farm are G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified.

Thank you Deck Family Farm for your commitment and partnership! https://deckfamilyfarm.com #MakeItGAP #pigs #pork #farmer #familyfarmers #thankafarmer #farmlife #pork #pigfarm #pigfarmer #Oregonag #Oregonfarms #DeckFamilyFarm #humanelyraised #organicpork #organic #sustainablefood #sustainableag #stewardship
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Global Animal Partnership gear is available for @GivingTues.

Proceeds from every purchase go to support G.A.P. programs & outreach.

Click here to support G.A.P. →→→ https://bit.ly/2OGzImS, or see the 🎁 gifts link in our bio. #GivingTuesday #MakeItGAP #FarmAnimalWelfare #meatlover #butcher #meatbiz #farmer #meatindustry #humanelyraised #giftdeas #giftsforhim #giftsforher #grillmaster
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GIFTING with purpose | awesome swag with a bonus – proceeds from every sale support Global Animal Partnership programs + outreach.

Our G.A.P. BBQ Multi Tool Executive Gift Set is ideal for the meat lovers on your holiday gift list. Buy it online here →→→ https://bit.ly/2OGzImS (or see the G.A.P. Gear link in our bio.) Proceeds from every G.A.P. Gear purchase comes directly to G.A.P. and will support programs and outreach -- TWICE as nice. #MakeItGAP #CyberMonday #CyberWeek #farmer #meatbiz #knifelife #meatindustry #grillmaster #holidaygifts #giftideas #grilling #BBQ #giftsforcooks #meatlover #butcher #knifelife
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#MakeItGAP Recipes | Want to serve a show-stopping recipe during your next holiday gathering? Try this roasted beef tenderloin with mushroom and white wine cream sauce →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/beef-tenderloin (or see the recipes link in our bio.) This is Chrissy, G.A.P.'s Project Manager & Creative Support Director's, favorite beef recipe for entertaining. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for more of our team's favorite recipes for the holidays. #beeftenderloin #roastbeef #roast #holidayparty #holidayrecipes #holidayentertaining #recipes #beef #grassfedbeef #humanelyraised #wheresthebeef #meat #familydinner #dinnerideas #dinnerparty ...

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This #CyberMonday shop @thrivemarket, save 25% + they'll donate $30 to G.A.P.

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#MakeItGAP Recipes | Who here is planning to roast a turkey for the very first time this Thanksgiving?
Roasting a turkey does not have to be hard, or even that time-consuming. G.A.P.'s Business Team Manager, Diane, recommends a roast turkey recipe that only take one hour, and it takes up less space in the oven (for those who may have a smaller oven.) Get Diane's delicious, yet easy, recipe here →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/one-hour-roast-turkey, or see the recipes link in our bio. Stay tuned to our Instagram page for more of our team's favorite recipes for the holidays. #Thanksgiving #turkey #humanelyraised #holidayentertaining #TurkeyRecipes #1hourturkey #easyturkeyrecipe #tinykitchen #roastturkey #easyturkeyrecipes
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#MakeItGAP Recipes | You're going to want to save this recipe! Bacon lovers will enjoy Bacon Cheddar Scones, a delicious and super easy to make breakfast, ideal for entertaining holiday guests.

This new recipe comes from G.A.P.'s Animal Welfare Specialist, Kate, and is one of her go-to recipes for breakfast during the holiday season.

Get Kate's recipe here →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/bacon-cheddar-scones (or see the recipes link in our bio,) and stay tuned to our Instagram feed for more of our team's favorite recipes for the holidays. #bacon #scones #sconesrecipe #holidayrecipe #Thanksgivingrecipes #Christmasrecipes #holidayentertaining #breakfastrecipes #breakfast #baconlovers
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Look for These Brands When You Shop

365 Everyday Value

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

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

Continental Sausage

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

Country Natural Beef

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4

Diestel Turkey Ranch

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 3

Family Ranch

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

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

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

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

Olli Salumeria

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 1 & 3

Only Natural Pet

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

Open Farm Inc.

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

Original Brat Hans

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2 & 3

Panorama Meats

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4

Perky Jerky

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

Pine Manor

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

Pineland Farms Natural Meats, Inc.

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4

Reunion Foods

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 1

Tender & True Pet Nutrition

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

Thompson Farms

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 5+

Wellshire Farms

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4 / Pork, Step 1, 4 & 5

Western Grassfed Beef

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4

Yorkshire Valley Farms Ltd.

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 2