• The Humane Bond Caucus

    Humane Heartland™: A Celebration of the Humane Treatment of Farm Animals

    Listen as Mika Manninen, co-founder of Scandinavian Meat Masters, discusses the importance of farm animal welfare. Scandinavian Meat Masters is the first and only company to supply pork that meets the rigorous stands of the American Humane Certified™ program and is also Non-GMO Project Verified.

    Learn more about becoming a certified producer
  • 3 major restaurant chains working with usThree major restaurant chains

    Working with us to create a more humane world

    Peet’s Coffee, Caribou Coffee and Einstein Bros. Bagels have announced that they will be switching to cage-free eggs and will be working with our Humane Heartland team to
    craft new farm animal welfare policies.

    Learn more about what this means for farm animals

  • AHC noTagBehind the Label

    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.


Recent Updates

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

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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