The American Humane Certified™ Animal Welfare Standards are species-specific and grounded on solid scientific research. The standards were created with input from renowned animal science experts and veterinarians and are frequently reviewed by our Scientific Advisory Committee to reflect current research, technological advances, best practices, and humane handling methods. Our Animal Welfare Standards were built upon the Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare, which require that an animal be healthy, comfortable, well-nourished, safe, able to express normal behavior, and free from unpleasant states such as pain, fear, and distress. American Humane Certified producers are audited for their compliance to the standards. Our audit tools, full standards, and supplemental templates are fully transparent and can be downloaded below.
File name Last changed Supplemental Farm Manual Templates Supplemental Traceability Audit Beef Cattle Full Standards .pdf 02/08/2017 10:29:47 Broiler Chickens Full Standards.pdf 02/08/2017 10:29:46 Dairy Cattle Full Standards.pdf 02/08/2017 10:29:48 Layers Cage Free Full Standards.pdf 02/08/2017 10:29:49 Layers Enriched Colony Housing Full Standards.pdf 02/08/2017 10:29:50 Layers Free Range & Pasture Full Standards.pdf 02/08/2017 10:29:51 Swine Full Standards.pdf 02/08/2017 10:29:52 Turkey Full Standards .pdf 02/08/2017 10:29:53