Some farm animals are raised in a more humane way than the animals described in the Factory Farming section. The products from more humanely raised animals are usually labeled. Here you can see labels and a brief description of what they mean. At the bottom is a link to the places that carry these products.


GAP (Global Animal Partnership)

The Global Animal Partnership (GAP) uses 5 steps to rate the welfare of farms. The higher the number, the better the farm and the better the lives of the animals. Look for products rated 3 and up. GAP-labelled foods are mostly found at Whole Foods Market.


AWA (Animal Welfare Approved)

Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AWA by AGW) is the only label that guarantees animals are raised outdoors on pasture or range for their entire lives, on an independent farm that uses sustainable practices.


Certified Humane

Certified Humane products come from animals who are not overcrowded in small spaces.


Certified Organic

Certified organic farms must provide outdoor access for farm animals, and do not allow practices like keeping egg-laying hens in cages. Certified Organic food can be found at most grocery stores.

See a list of stores and farms that carry these labels.