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.

DONATE

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

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Adams Ranch

Adams Ranch

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Amazon

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Baldwin Family Farms

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Beauchamp Farms

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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

Cooks Venture

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Country Natural Beef

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DeBoer’s Poultry

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Deck Family Farm

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Desert Mountain Grassfed Beef

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Diestel Turkey

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Eel River Grass Fed Beef

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EVOL

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Greenbrier Farms

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Hearst Ranch

Hearst Ranch / Larder Meat Co

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Hickory Nut Gap Farm

Hickory Nut Gap Farm

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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

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#MakeItGAP on Instagram

It's Giving Tuesday! G.A.P. would be honored to be included in the causes you support. Your dollars help us with partner outreach, partner support, and farm animal welfare standards development and improvement. No amount is too small. Thank you for your generosity.

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/donate/

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Happy Thanksgiving from G.A.P.! We wish you a day filled with good times, good people, and good food. 🦃

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Hosting Thanksgiving dinner? Are you ready? Check out our blog for lots of recipe inspiration and tips on cooking and prepping for the big day. 👏

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Did you know that all of our G.A.P. animal welfare standards are published on our website? When we create or modify a standard, it is also available on our site for public comment before being finalized. This transparency is important to us. We also form technical working groups when establishing or evolving a standard, and we leverage the expertise of our Scientific Advisory Committee to make sure our reasoning is sound and our standards have practical application on-farm. Rigorous and comprehensive standards based on animal behavior research is what we always strive for.

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

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You've probably grabbed a few rotisserie chickens from the store for a quick dinner, but have you ever roasted your own? We suggest cooking a couple of whole chickens and using them for meal prep for the whole week. Roasted chicken and veggies for dinner, chicken salad for lunch, chicken enchiladas for another weeknight dinner, chicken quesadillas, and the list goes on and on. Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP!

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Thank you to veterans all over the country and especially the hard-working partners we work with. We are grateful for your service and proud to honor you today and every day. #happyveteransday #veteransday #thankyouforyourservice #landofthefree #homeofthebrave #veterans #thankaveteran #thankavet #grateful #MakeitGAP ...

Looking for a yummy alternative to your traditional Thanksgiving dinner? Or just want to taste Thanksgiving without having to cook a full turkey? We've got a recipe for you! Check out these Thanksgiving dinner turkey meatballs. Serve them on a bed of mashed potatoes (of course!) and garnish with a spoonful of cranberry sauce. Ooh yeah. Thanksgiving in a bowl.

Don't forget to #MakeitGAP when you shop for ground turkey!

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We have a WINNER! Congratulations to Diana G. from Baltimore, Maryland - you are our G.A.P. Fall Giveaway winner! Thanks so much to everyone who entered our contest. We sincerely appreciate your support. We hope you'll look for the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label and #MakeitGAP when you shop for meat and pet food products!

Learn more about G.A.P at https://globalanimalpartnership.org/. (link.in bio)

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Sunday is a great day to enter our G.A.P. Fall Giveaway! Entering is free and easy. Today's featured prize is 3 whole chickens from @LaBellePatrimoine. Trust us when we say this is some of the best chicken we've tasted -- juicy, delicious, and G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified! Enter today! Good luck! #MakeitGAP

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It's the weekend! Time to enter G.A.P.'s Fall Giveaway! We have prizes for adults AND for pets! Today's featured prize pack is from @EvermorePet. You could win a case - 10 packs - of their amazing pet food. Dogs go wild for their recipes. Don't delay - get your entries in today! #MakeitGAP

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You've got 4 more days to enter our G.A.P. Fall Giveaway! Wouldn't winning be amazing? Today's featured prize is from our long-standing partner, @atkinsranch. You could win a mixed box of assorted lamb cuts, including a rack of lamb, ground lamb, and more. The holidays are around the corner -- the perfect time to have these special ingredients for your family dinner. Don't delay - enter today! #MakeitGAP

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It's Day #4 of our Fall Giveaway! Have you entered yet? You could win this delicious taco meat sampler from G.A.P. Certified partner, @ranchollanoseco! It's easy to enter and, best of all, it's FREE! Enter today and plan for a Taco Tuesday in your future!

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Have you entered the G.A.P. Fall Giveaway yet? It's quick and easy. You could win a prize pack worth over $500 from our G.A.P. Certified partners! Today's spotlight is on Amylu Foods. They make delicious G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified chicken sausages in flavors like roasted garlic with asiago and tomatillo, pepper, & white cheddar. Enter today and you could win a variety pack from @amylufoods! Good luck!

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Have you shopped online at @thrivemarket? Now's your chance! Enter our G.A.P. Fall Giveaway to win a free Thrive Market annual membership. Members save up to 30% on hundreds of healthy, organic brands, get access to exclusive sales and discounts, and free gifts with purchase. Plus, your order is delivered to your door. (psst - they also sell a variety of G.A.P. Certified meat products.)

Learn more about our Grand Prize from G.A.P. Certified partners here and enter to win today!

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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 1

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

Evermore Pet Food

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

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

Halo Pets

Products & Brands:

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

RAWR

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

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