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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#MakeItGAP on Instagram

#MakeItGAP Recipes | Satisfy your 'meat tooth' during the upcoming holidays with this delicious Bacon Apple Lattice Pie recipe. It's a favorite recipe for G.A.P.'s Project Manager/Creative Support Director, Chrissy.
Get Chrissy's recipe here →→→ https://globalanimalpartnership.org/bacon-apple-pie, or see the recipe link in our bio.

Be on the lookout for more holiday entertaining recipes here. #holidayrecipes #meatpie #pie #latticepie #holidaydesserts #holidayentertaining #recipes #bacon #baconlovers #humanelyraised #foodie #sweettooth #meattooth
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What a lovely appetizer for the upcoming holidays via @laquercia and @cheeseboardqueen. #MakeItGAP ...

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#MakeItGAP Recipes | With 'Turkey Day' coming up soon, here's a recipe you may want to try -- Turkey roulades with fontina & sage. This holiday recipe comes from G.A.P.'s Executive Director, Anne Malleau.

Get Anne's recipe here →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/turkey-roulades, or see the recipe link in our bio.

For more holiday recipes from our team, stay tuned here. #HolidayEntertaining #ThanksgivingTurkey #Thanksgiving #turkey #pastureraisedturkey #organicturkey #naturalturkey #humanelyraisedturkey #humanelyraised #farmanimalwelfare #turkeyday #recipes #Thanksgivingrecipes #meat #poultry #turkeyroulades #fontina #sage #roulades
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IN THE NEWS | "The gold standard of animal welfare and environmental standards for raising and processing livestock is a top rating from the Global Animal Partnership." Read @seattletimes' new article, 'Why buy a sustainably raised turkey' featuring our partners, @diestelturkey at @newseasonsmarket. Read the article here, seattletimes.com/sponsored/why-buy-a-sustainably-raised-turkey, or see the link in our bio. #MakeItGAP #DiestelTurkey #turkey #animalwelfare #farmanimalwelfare #turkeys #antibioticfree #sustainablyraised #sustainableag #agriculture #noaddedhormones #livestock #knowyourfood #healthyfood #Thanksgivingfood #Thanksgivingturkey #NewSeasonsMarket (Photo source: The Seattle Times.) ...

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#MakeItGAP Recipes | Our next holiday recipe is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth, or as we like to say, 'satisfy your meat tooth!' Try Amy's (G.A.P.'s Business Team Associate) recipe for Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes with Maple Frosting.

Get the recipe here →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/chocolate-bacon-cupcakes, or see the recipes link in our bio.

Stay tuned here as we'll be sharing more favorite #HolidayRecipes from the G.A.P. team. #cupcakes #bacon #baconcupcakes #maplesyrup #sweettooth #meat #meatlover #carnivore #dessertrecipes #dessert #holidayentertaining
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Want to get G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified meat delivered to your door?
When you shop with @Thrivemarket & use this link (see Thrive Market link in our bio, or visit this URL, https://bit.ly/2PubblP) you’ll receive 25% off your first order, & G.A.P. will receive a one-time donation of $30. #MakeItGAP #meat #grassfedmeat #beef #chicken #pork #humanelyraised #farmanimalwelfare #ThriveMarketHaul #ThriveMarket #groceryhaul
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#MakeItGAP Recipes | Our next holiday recipe comes from Chrissy, G.A.P.'s Project Manager & Creative Support Director.

If you love bacon, you're going to want to try this appetizer, ideal for holiday entertaining -- 🥓Bacon Pastry Twists 🥓 with Beer Cheese Dip. Get the recipe at the link in our bio, or visit this URL, →→→ https://globalanimalpartnership.org/bacon-pastry-twists.

Stay tuned here as we'll be sharing more favorite holiday recipes from the G.A.P. team. #Recipes #HolidayRecipes #bacon #pork #meat #holidayfood #Christmasfood #Thanksgivingfood #baconlover #holidayappetizers #appetizer #appetizerrecipes #recipes #cheesedip #beer #pastry #hostesswiththemostest #foodideas #foodies #foodblogger
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New Blog | Continuing our dive into farmed salmon welfare, read our new blog post, 'Farmed Salmon Welfare 101' here →→→ https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/farmed-salmon-101, or see the link in our bio. #NationalSeafoodMonth #MakeItGAP #fish #seafood #seafoodmonth #Norway #fishindustry #farmedfish #fishwelfare #seafoodwelfare #seafoodbiz #fishbiz #fishfarm #salmon #salmonfarm #farmedsalmon ...

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Want to get G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified meat delivered to your door? You’re in luck! G.A.P. is proud to announce a new partnership with @ThriveMarket, an online membership-based grocer on a mission to make the world’s highest quality natural and organic products available and affordable for everyone.
Thrive Market walks the walk when it comes to farm animal welfare. Not only are all of their meat products G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified, but they are also donating $30 to the G.A.P. organization for every first-time user order placed on their site.
If you use this link (https://bit.ly/2PubblP) to shop now, you’ll receive 25% off your first order, and G.A.P. will receive a one-time donation of $30. It’s a win-win!

Read our new blog post for more information; see the 'Thrive Market Blog' link in our bio, or visit this URL →→→ https://bit.ly/2q7N5CL. #MakeItGAP #ThriveMarket #meat #grocerydelivery #humanelyraised #grassfed #pastureraised #naturalmeat
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#MakeItGAP Recipes | Our next holiday recipe comes from Frances, G.A.P.'s Farm Animal Welfare Program Manager.
One of Frances' favorite side items is roasted sweet potatoes with honey and cinnamon. Get the recipe at the link in our bio (see 'recipes') or visit this URL →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/roasted-sweet-potatoes.

What are some of your favorite holiday recipes?

Stay tuned here as we'll be sharing more favorite holiday recipes from the G.A.P. team. #Recipes #HolidayRecipes #sweetpotatoes #honey #cinnamon #holidaysides #mealideas #holidayentertaining
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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