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.

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

We're so excited to share a promotion our G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified partner Panorama Grass-Fed Meats is running all month -- the #grassfedchallenge! Visit @panoramameats for recipes featuring their organic, grass-fed beef as well as cooking tips and giveaways. Post a photo of the meals you’ve prepared using grass-fed beef and tag #grassfedchallenge to be entered to win a prize!

Thanks Panorama for helping us #MakeitGAP! We're so proud to call you a G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified partner. #beef #GrassFedBeef #grassfedmeat #beefrecipes #keto
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G.A.P. Partner Spotlight 777 Bison Ranch

Exciting news! We are so excited to announce that @777bisonranch is our first official G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified bison ranch! 777 Bison Ranch is located in beautiful Hermosa, South Dakota and has been in the Hillenbrand family for over 40 years. Originally from Indiana, the Hillenbrand family bought the South Dakota ranch in the 70’s and the kids spent their summers there. The family decided to move there in 1980 when they purchased bison, and their bison herd had their first calves after the blizzard of 1983.

Mimi Hillenbrand now leads the operation, raising over 1,000 bison each year. Mimi believes deeply in the value of holistic management, grazing planning and protecting the soil and land as well as their animals. 777 Bison Ranch raises their bison on pasture year-round, earning G.A.P.’s Pasture Raised / Step 4 Animal Welfare Certification. Congratulations 777 Bison Ranch! We are so thrilled to have you on board.

Check out our recent blog to learn more about Mimi and the 777 Ranch >>>>>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/gap-welcomes-777-bison-ranch/ (link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #bison #regenerativeagriculture #bisonofinstagram
(Photo credit: Brusseau Productions)
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Care for some "jar-cuterie"? Yes, please! How cute is this little invention? Convert small mason jars into a fun appetizer or unique snack for the kids. Just make sure to #MakeitGAP and when it comes to the meats. We recommend G.A.P. Certified brands @laquercia and @olli_salumeria for your charcuterie. Enjoy!

Find more G.A.P. Certified on our "For Shoppers" page here:
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/shoppers/ (link in bio)

#charcuterie #snackbouquet #snackideas #appetizers
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Did you know that G.A.P.'s animal welfare standards are based in science and cover the entire lifecycle of the animal? That's why we audit every farm every 15 months - so our independent auditors can observe the animals through different seasons and through different life stages to ensure they are meeting our G.A.P. standards.

You'll also feel good knowing that every team member on our standards development team, as well as our Executive Director, holds advanced degrees in animal behavior science. When G.A.P. develops new standards and evolves existing ones, you can rest assured that the animal's wants and needs are at the center. We also rely on input from our Scientific Advisory Committee as we release new and revised animal welfare standards.

Learn more about our standards development process here:
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/standards/ and when you're at the store, #MakeitGAP! (link in bio)

#farmanimalwelfare #sciencematters #makeadifference
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It's National Bloody Mary Day! Is it really any surprise that the best morning-after-party drink celebrates its big day on January 1st?! Be sure to #MakeitGAP and garnish with some G.A.P. Certified bacon. Cheers to 2021! 🍾🎉

#bloodymarytime #nationalbloodymaryday #happynewyear
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You guessed it... it's National Bacon Day! Seriously. How can you have a bad day if you add a little bacon to it?!? 🥓Bacon for breakfast, BLT for lunch, bacon wrapped pork tenderloin for dinner, and maple bacon cupcakes for dessert. Yep, sounds about right. Check out our G.A.P. Recipe page for ideas. Trust us, you'll be inspired. We even found a bacon lattice apple pie recipe!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/recipes/ (link in bio)

Thanks for our G.A.P. Certified partners who help make it happen. @naturesrancher @americanpasturepork @beckerlaneorganic @coldspringranch @deckfamilyfarm @greenbrierfarms @organicprairie @karrofoodgroup @leidysmeats1893 @dubreton @mayfairfarmnh @mcdowellfarms @mosnerfambrands @newfashionpork @nimanranch @ranchollanoseco @schenkerfarms @thompsonfarms @villari_foods @reunionfoods

#MakeitGAP #bacon #baconlover #nationalbaconday
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Have you considered including G.A.P. in your charitable giving before the end of the year? There's still time to help us make an impact for farm animals.

According to the @aspca 95% of farm animals in the US are raised on factory farms. Every donation truly helps us move the needle. Funds go directly toward evolving our animal welfare standards through research and field-testing, as well as helping us bring new farms and brands into the program to broaden our impact.

Just remember that all gifts must be postmarked by December 31st, 2020 and all online transactions must be receipted before midnight on 12/31. Many employers also have matching gift programs so your impact is doubled.

Thank you for helping us end 2020 strong. As always, we appreciate your support. #MakeitGAP

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/donate/ (link in bio)

#donatetoday #donatenow #donate
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Leftover ham? Don't let it go to waste. Check out this delicious and easy recipe for ham and cheese pinwheels.

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/ham-cheese-pinwheels/
(link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #holidayham #hamrecipes #leftovers
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From our families to yours, we wish you a peaceful, healthy holiday season. Thank you for helping us make an impact on the lives of farm animals across the globe. ...

If you're unwinding over the next few days (or weeks) with a cocktail, check out this fun recipe for a Maple Bourbon Old Fashioned... garnished with a strip (or 2) of G.A.P. Certified bacon of course! Happy Holidays everyone! And cheers to a new year!

RECIPE
1/2 teaspoon maple syrup, or to taste
3 dashes bitters
1 teaspoon water
2 ounces bourbon
Cooked bacon strips, for garnish

Add the maple syrup and bitters to a highball glass, add water and stir. Add a few large ice cubes and bourbon and stir to combine. Garnish with a strip of bacon. Enjoy!
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Well, it's the holiday season once again. For those celebrating Hanukkah, we hope you're having a joyful celebration this week. Christmas and Kwanzaa are just around the corner, so if you are looking for some celebration inspiration, check out our new blog on Celebrating the Holiday Season. We're hoping many of you will be able to enjoy some downtime as we bring 2020 to an end. Happiest of holidays from the G.A.P. team!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/celebrate-the-season/ (link in bio)

#holidayseason #holidays2020 #MakeitGAP #celebrate
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Starting to make plans for a special family holiday meal? Check out this mouth-watering recipe for herb roasted rack of lamb served with cranberry + mint chutney. Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP when you purchase your lamb at the store!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/roasted-rack-lamb/ (link in bio)

#rackoflamb #holidaydinner #lambrecipes #holidayseason
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It's the last day of our 12 Days of G.A.P. Gifting! We hope our partner's food boxes have inspired you to get creative this year with your online shopping. Did you know that all chicken sold by @butcher_box is G.A.P. Certified? Check out their assortment of holiday boxes or make your own. Happy Holidays everyone!

https://www.butcherbox.com/shop/all-boxes

#MakeitGAP #butcherbox #chicken #holidaygifts #foodgifts
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Have you entered @openfarmpet's MVP Giveaway? Today is the last day! You could win FREE PET FOOD FOR A YEAR and they'll also donate 15,000 meals to a shelter of your choice. Enter to win here: https://bit.ly/2020OFMVPGIVEAWAY. Good luck! ...

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

Range Patagonian Grass-Fed

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

Bell & Evans

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

Nuggets Healthy Eats

Pet Food Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

DeBoer’s

Farms & Ranches:
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

Earth Animal

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

Force of Nature

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4

EVOL

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

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 Pet

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 1 & 4

Reunion Foods

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 1

Serenity Kids

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 4

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 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