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.

SUBSCRIBE

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

DONATE

#MakeItGAP on Instagram

In the mood for something new and exciting? How about some delicious tandoori chicken on warm, crispy naan bread? Feeling hungry? So are we! Get the recipe here and don't forget to #MakeitGAP when you buy your chicken. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/tandoori-chicken-naan-flatbreads/ (link in bio)

Want a faster way to enjoy a fresh Indian meal? Check out G.A.P. Certified partner @cafespice! They just introduced a line of naan toasties including a Chicken Tikka and Chutney Chicken version. Yummm! You can find them at most @wholefoods stores.

#tandoorichicken #naanbread #indianfood #cookingathome #comfortfood #flatbread #chickenrecipes
...

It's National Pig Day! Did you know that our G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified Pig Standards include detailed requirements for raising and handling the animal such as no farrowing or gestation crates, no tail-docking or teeth clipping, as well as bedding, space and lighting requirements? And these are all requirements just to meet our Step 1 / base level certification. You can read more about our in-depth animal welfare standards as well as our producer and brand partner list for pork here (link in bio)>>>> https://globalanimalpartnership.org/standards/pig/. #MakeitGAP!

#pigfarming #pigfarmer #nationalpigday #animalwelfare #farmanimalwelfare
...

Today is National Chili Day! Time to turn your ground beef or ground turkey into a certified dinner winner. (Just make sure it's G.A.P. Certified too!)

Check out our yummiest recipe for beef chili here (link in bio) -->>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/beef-chili/ 😋

#MakeitGAP #chili #beefchili #turkeychili #nationalchiliday #cookingathome #comfortfood
...

Winter is all about comfort food. But with Whole 30® recipes, comfort food doesn't have to mean adding to your waistline. Check out this spicy, ginger-infused Korean Beef Bowl recipe (link in bio).

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/whole30-korean-beef-bowl/

Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP with G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified ground beef! 😋

#beefrecipes #beef #groundbeef #whole30 #whole30recipes #cookingathome
...

Big shoutout to Thrive Market for sourcing beef and chicken from G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified farms. When you shop online at Thrive Market, you can even filter for G.A.P. Certified products under their "Shop by Values" feature. Purchase on their website and have your groceries delivered to your door. Yes, please!

Check out a recent article from the ASPCA recognizing Thrive Market's commitment to animal welfare certification and transparency. Thank you for being a G.A.P. Certified partner! #MakeitGAP #ShopWithYourHeart #shoponline #shopnow

https://www.aspca.org/news/thrive-market-makes-it-easy-shop-your-heart
...

If you're planning to make a special Valentine's Day dinner this weekend, we've got you covered. Check out this delicious filet mignon recipe served with creamy peppercorn sauce. 🤤Nothing says love like a home-cooked meal. 💞Just don't forget to look for the label and #MakeitGAP!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/cast-iron-filet-mignon/ (link in bio)
#valentinesday #steaklover #steakdinner #filetmignon #valentinesdaydinner #valentinesdaydinnerathome #valentinesdaydinnerdate

A big shout-out to all of our G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified Beef producers who put our standards into action every day!
...

Making a special dinner for your special someone this weekend? Shop with your heart and #MakeitGAP this Valentine's Day. ❤️

When you shop for the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label, you are purchasing high-quality meat raised with NO antibiotics, NO added hormones, and NO animal by-products. But it means more than that. It also means the animal was raised with no confinements of any kind, plenty of space to move around, consistent access to food and water, and the ability to interact with their environment through added enrichments like hay bales, wallows and scratching posts.

So, this Valentine's Day, look for the label and #MakeitGAP. Your support helps us impact the lives of more farm animals each year. Learn more about our program at GlobalAnimalPartnership.org. (link in bio)

#valentinesday #valentines #valentinesspecial #valentinesdinnerathome #specialday
...

G.A.P. Animal Welfare Standards matter! Did you know that tail docking is prohibited in the G.A.P. program? So, all G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified piglets have a full tail. Pigs are very expressive with their tails flicking and twitching them as they explore their environment. Learn more about our G.A.P. Standards and how they are created by visiting https://globalanimalpartnership.org/standards/.

#MakeitGAP #piglets #farmanimalwelfare
...

Looking for a comfort meal for the weekend? Check out this Whole30® Chicken and Sausage Gumbo recipe. Perfect for the big game on Sunday. Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP! We suggest @bilinskisausage -- they're G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified and Whole30® Approved.

Get the recipe here (link in bio) >>>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/whole30-chicken-sausage-gumbo/

#gumboweather #gumboseason #gumbo #gumbotime #SuperbowlLV #superbowlsunday #whole30
...

Happy National Texas Day! G.A.P. is proud to be "born and raised" in the Lonestar State. This year, we're also excited to be a part of the @gotexan program, proudly supporting Texas agriculture and businesses.

#MakeitGAP #nationaltexasday #TexasDay #lonestarstate #gotexan
...

Well #SuperbowlLV is set! Congrats to the @chiefs and @buccaneers! Watching 'Showtime' and the 🐐battle it out next Sunday? Time to plan your menu. May we suggest some Jamaican jerk chicken wings? Sound good? Time to get shopping... just remember to #MakeitGAP!

Get the recipe here (link in bio)>>>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/jamaican-jerk-chicken-wings/

#superbowlfood #superbowlsunday #superbowl2021 #chickenwingsforlife
...

Starting the year off right with Whole30®? Good for you. Now how about some delicious breakfast bites packed with bacon, ground sausage, peppers, onions, and eggs? It's the perfect breakfast to make ahead and grab and go. Great for a high protein snack too!

Just make sure to #MakeitGAP when you purchase your bacon. G.A.P. Certified partners @applegate, @pedersonsfarms, and @naturesrancher are both Whole30® approved!

Get the recipe here (link in bio)>>>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/whole30-potato-sausage-breakfast-bites/

#whole30 #whole30recipes #whole30approved #whole30breakfast #bacon #sausage #breakfastideas
...

Today, we celebrate a true trailblazer, Martin Luther King, Jr. He moved the needle for change with every action and word he used. His passion and advocacy continues to inspire agencies, businesses, and organizations today and everyday.

To quote his wise words, "The time is always right to do what is right." We couldn't agree more.

#MakeitGAP #mlkday #change #mlk #trailblazer #changemakers
...

Look for These Retailers and Brands When You Shop

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

Continental Sausage

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

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

Nuggets Healthy Eats

Pet Food Products & Brands:
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

Range Patagonian Grass-Fed

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

Reunion Foods

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 1

Rocky Free Range Chicken

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

Rosie Organic Chicken

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 3

Seemore Meats & Veggies

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

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+

Thrive Market

Click to view website

Wellshire Farms

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

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