Founded in 1877 as the country’s first national humane organization, American Humane is committed to ensuring the safety, welfare and well-being of animals. For nearly a century and a half, our innovative, science-based leadership programs have been First to Serve in promoting and nurturing the bonds between animals and humans.
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Our scientific standards for audits and standards are based on the Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare. Review them here.
American Humane has made and maintained the highest standard for animals since our founding in 1877. Learn more about our rich heritage!
We work with the world’s leading veterinarians, animal scientists, and practitioners to set the gold standard, check them out here!
Having a high standard of excellence is a part of our heritage. We are reviewing our current approval process but inquires are always welcome!
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Looking for recipes with ethically sourced ingredients? Check out our recipes in the Humane Table database.
Why choose American Humane Certified™?
If you’re like most Americans, you care about the welfare and treatment of the animals on our farms and ranches. In fact, in a national survey conducted by the American Humane, an overwhelming 94.9% of 5,400 participants said they were concerned about the welfare of animals in U.S. agriculture.
At American Humane, we believe people should be able to follow their food preference and find humanely raised dairy, meat, and egg products that are both safe and affordable.
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Our producers have committed their operations to the humane treatment of animals under the guidelines outlined in the American Humane Certified™ animal welfare standards.
Only those products from audited and certified facilities of each producer carry the American Humane Certified™ label.
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