• retailersFarm Animal Welfare Survey

    The Results Are In!

    American Humane Association recently launched a survey to determine where
    consumers landed on the issue of humanely raised products.
    With over 2,600 survey participants, the results were fascinating!


    View the results

  • First Welfare Audit Program in the U.S. Now Certifies Nearly 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.

  • 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.

     
  • 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.

  • retailersProviding Consumer Choices

    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

  • Egg Innovations

    Egg Innovations

    Port Washington, WI

    Egg Innovations believes that chickens under their care should never be exposed to or fed drugs, hormones, sub-theraputic antibiotics or animal by-products for the purpose of stimulating productivity or reducing cost.

  • Sauder's Eggs

    Sauder's Eggs

    Lititz, PA

    Frank Sauder started his door-to-door egg business in the 1930's during the Depression Era. Today Sauder is run by the third generation of Sauders to operate their egg business.

  • Moark

    Moark

    Norco, CA

    For more than 50 years, Moark has been expanding as a rich and diverse progressive egg company.

  • Weaver Brothers

    Weaver Brothers

    Versailles, OH

    Established in 1929, Weaver Brothers is a third-generation-led family farm operation still owned and managed by the founding family with the fourth generation of the family now working in Versailles, Ohio.

  • Kleinpeter Farms

    Kleinpeter Farms

    Baton Rouge, LA

    Family owned since 1913, Kleinpeter Farms provides a variety of dairy products from a hormone-free a herd of more than 700 cows on a 1,500 acre farm in Montpelier, La.

  • Foster Farms

    Foster Farms

    CA, OR, WA

    From its humble beginnings as a small, single farm in California’s Central Valley, Foster Farms has grown into the most trusted brand of poultry in the Western United States. Since 1939, West Coast families have depended on family-owned and operated Foster Farms for premium quality fresh chicken products.

  • Wenger Feeds

    Wenger Feeds

    Rheems, PA

    Wenger Feeds Egg Marketing Services is Wenger's wholesale egg marketing division.

  • Rose Acre Farms

    Rose Acre Farms

    Seymour, IN

    Rose Acre Farms has been involved in farming for over 125 years, and has been producing Rose Acre brand eggs since the 1930's with a focus on quality, value and freshness.

  • Just Bare Chicken

    Just Bare Chicken

    St. Cloud, MN

    Just Bare is a brand of premium, all-natural chicken that offers no antibiotics, no added hormones, no animal byproducts, no unwanted additives, and traceability to the family farm where raised.

  • Butterball

    Butterball

    Mount Olive, NC

    Butterball has been the leading turkey producer in the nation for more than 50 years, helping cooks to make occasions more special with delicious and family friendly turkey meals. Butterball provides a wide variety of products from whole birds to a wide variety of deli products for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

     

  • Springer Mountain Farms

    Springer Mountain Farms

    Baldwin, GA

    For Springer Mountain Farms, being certified by American Humane has been good for its chickens, its business and its customers.

  • Hellmann's® Light Mayonnaise

    Hellmann's® Light Mayonnaise

    Englewood, NJ

    Hellmann's® Light Mayonnaise, known as Best Foods® West of the Rockies, is America's favorite mayonnaise brand, and uses only cage-free eggs in its ingredients which are provided by producers certified by American Humane Association.

  • Cal-Maine Foods

    Cal-Maine Foods

    Arkansas, Florida, Kansas, North Carolina, Texas

    Cal-Maine Foods is one of the largest producers and marketers of value-added specialty shell eggs in the United States including our cage free eggs.

  • Rumiano Cheese Company

    Rumiano Cheese Company

    Crescent City, CA

    For more than 85 years, the Rumiano family has placed as much importance on treating its cows humanely as producing its signature products.

  • Eggland's Best

    Eggland's Best

    Jeffersonville, PA

    Eggland's Best is proud to have many of our franchised producers, along with some of their Eggland's Best branded products, involved in the American Humane certification program.

  • Leidy's Nature's Tradition

    Leidy's Nature's Tradition

    Souderton, PA

    Leidy’s is a small, family-owned company located in southeastern Pennsylvania, with a heritage of over 100 years of providing excellent pork products to consumers.

  • Farmers’ Hen House

    Farmers’ Hen House

    Kalona, IA

    Farmers’ Hen House is a family owned egg company located in Kalona, IA that produces and markets cage free and free-range organic eggs.

  • Gray Ridge Egg Farms

    Gray Ridge Egg Farms

    Strathroy, ON

    Offering quality eggs since 1934, Gray Ridge Egg Farms recognizes consumers' growing and diverse demand for great taste, nutrition and convenience in their food choices.

  • NestFresh

    NestFresh

    Denver, CO

    NestFresh strives to provide you and your family with a more sustainable, humane alternative to conventional eggs, which are produced in caged facilities.

  • Brown Cow

    Brown Cow

    Antioch, CA

    Back in 1973, two self-proclaimed hippies in Ithaca, New York embraced the idea of “homesteading” and bought a Jersey cow to provide milk for their family.

  • Farmers Harvest

    Farmers Harvest

    Rogers, AR

    Farmers Harvest Organic eggs is a label of CCF Brands of Arkansas, a family owned business since 1997 that sells their products across the country.

  • JS West

    JS West

    Modesto, CA

    The JS West family farms started small in the late 1940's and have grown and changed, upgrading hen housing and equipment with the focus on the health & welfare of their hens.

  • Born Free Dairy

    Born Free Dairy

    Watertown, MA

    Wholesome, nutritious and wonderfully delicious, Born Free Free Roaming Milk comes from American family farms where animal welfare is our top priority.

  • Valley Fresh Foods Inc.

    Valley Fresh Foods Inc.

    Central California, Pacific Northwest

    Since 1955 Valley Fresh Foods Inc. has been delivering fresh eggs daily, from our family owned farms in Central California and the Pacific Northwest.

  • Nature Pure

    Nature Pure

    Raymond, OH

    Nature Pure LLC, located in Union county Ohio, is a family owned and operated egg farm.

  • Caveny Farms

    Caveny Farms

    Monticello, IL

    Caveny Farm is a small family farm in Central Illinois which has raised heritage poultry for over ten years. Pastured, naturally raised Bourbon Red heritage turkeys are our mainstay.

  • Herbruck's Poultry Ranch

    Herbruck's Poultry Ranch

    Saranac, MI

    Since 1958, four generations of the Herbruck family have been producing eggs for major retailers and their local community by delivering eggs on their own trucks.

  • Heartland Meats, Inc

    Heartland Meats, Inc

    Mendota, IL

    Heartland Meats is family owned and operated cattle operation, as well as a century-old grain farm in rural Mendota, Illinois.

The Humane Table

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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

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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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First Enriched Colony Eggs Available

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Visit http://comfortcoopeggs.com/ for more details.

The Results Are In!

American Humane Association recently launched a survey to determine where
consumers landed on the issue of humanely raised products.
With over 2,600 survey participants, the results were fascinating!

 

View the results

CEO column:

Farm animal welfare important for all

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Animal welfare in food production is no longer just about farmers and ranchers and the way they treat their animals. It is now part of a comprehensive food system that includes consumers, retailers and restaurants, government and regulatory agencies, NGOs, auditors and certifiers, and educators. Our food system is predicated on a model of safety and affordability while aspiring to a balance that is moral and defensible.

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