• hp-foodsources-robinpanelCare about farm animals?

    Listen in as we advocate for the 10 billion animals on U.S. farms and ranches

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  • HHland-hp-rotator-animal-surveyFarm Animal Welfare Survey

    The Results Are In!

    The results of our 2014 Humane Heartland Farm Animal Welfare Survey are in! Almost 95% of respondents said they were "very concerned" about farm animal welfare, which is up from 89% last year!

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  • First Welfare Audit Program in the U.S. Now Certifies More than a Billion Animals

    The American Humane Certified™ program

    The American Humane Certified program traces its roots to the very formation of American Humane Association in 1877. That year, humane organizations from throughout the country gathered at a landmark meeting in Ohio to unite their missions and resources in a stronger voice to protect livestock from inhumane treatment.

    Learn more about our Certification.
  • home-slide-1Introducing Humane Heartland™

    An Expanded Farm Animal Welfare Program

    American Humane Association’s Humane Heartland™ farm animal welfare program provides ongoing outreach to farmers in the implementation of humane practices for animals by way of the American Humane Certified™ program and rigorous, science-based standards.

    Humane Heartland also provides humane care training for workers, review of equipment that improves animal welfare, humane education, and thought leadership in animal welfare and food issues.

    Learn more about Humane Heartland's farm animal program.

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    America's First Farm Animal Certification Program

    Ever since American Humane Association created the first third-party farm animal welfare certification program in the United States, awareness of animal welfare and its link to the quality and safety of food has grown steadily.

    For over 130 years, American Humane Association has been at the forefront of virtually every major policy movement and shift in cultural attitudes aimed at improving the lives of children and animals.

    Learn more about American Humane Association.

  • honoring bondHonoring the Bond

    Exploring & nurturing the connection of people with animals

    Since 1877, American Humane Association has been at the forefront of almost every major advancement in protecting children, pets and farm animals from cruelty, abuse and neglect.

    Humane Heartland educates consumers on the connection of farm animal welfare to healthy, safe and nutritious food.  We also support farm and ranch families in their stewardship of their animals and sustainable practices for our communities.

    Learn more about our science-based standards.

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    High Standards, Better Practices

    American Humane Association believes there should be humane choices for farmers, retailers and consumers.  Farm animal welfare is a standard of care everyone can support. 

    We continue to look for new humane solutions in production systems that provide welfare for animals as well as safe and affordable food choices for consumers.

    Animal welfare should be available and affordable to all people. 

    Learn more about how our standards benefit the consumer

Certified Producers

The Humane Table


Learn from the experts why choosing humanely raised foods is right for you and your family, then learn the joy of cooking those meals at home.

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Becoming Certified


The American Humane Certified™ program is a voluntary third party animal welfare audit program that is rapidly setting the standards for the way that food animals are raised in the U.S.

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Be a good egg... buy a good egg!

Make a humane choice in the eggs you buy

egg-basketIf you're like most Americans, you care about the welfare and treatment of the animals on our farms and ranches. In fact, in a recent national survey of 3,000 people across the country by American Humane Association, an overwhelming 89 percent said they were concerned about the welfare of animals in U.S. agriculture.

At American Humane Association, we believe that people want to do the right thing and that if they choose to eat dairy, meat, or eggs, they should be able to find humane choices that are safe and affordable.

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The Results Are In!


The results of our 2014 Humane Heartland Farm Animal Welfare Survey are in!

Almost 95% of respondents said they were "very concerned" about farm animal welfare, which is up from 89% last year

View the results

CEO column:

Animal ag industry needs to reclaim the word 'humane'

Consumers are removed from agricultural production and animal husbandry, yet the overwhelming majority of consumers care about how their food is produced. That’s an enormous opportunity for farmers and ranchers to tell their story about animal care. Unfortunately, we’ve seen producers be confronted by those who have coopted the word "humane," and who may have an entirely different agenda than animal welfare or do not believe farm animals can be raised humanely under any circumstances.

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Humane dairy products: Good for the cow. Good for you.


Choose dairy products made with the milk of human kindness

Click here to find some of our Humane Heartland certified dairy choices