HFAC's Certified Humane® label assures consumers that the meat, poultry, egg, or dairy products they purchase have been produced by farms according to HFAC's precise Animal Care Standards. Farm animals in the Certified Humane Raised and Handled® program must be fed nutritious diets without antibiotics, hormones, and animal by-products. They must also receive proper shelter, resting areas and space sufficient to support natural behaviors, like flapping their wings.
A scientific committee of 40 farm animal welfare scientists and veterinarians from around the world developed HFAC's Animal Care Standards to ensure the most humane care of farm animals possible.
"Consumers are finally becoming more aware of how their food is raised and are demanding more humanely-raised food," says Adele Douglass, Executive Director for HFAC. "Farm animals don't have to be mistreated or confined in ways that cause suffering. We're thrilled at this global awakening and that Hong Kong and Singapore will be the next markets to receive Certified Humane® products."
Since 2003, more than 514 million farm animals have been raised Certified Humane in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Peru and Chile.
Consumers can download the Certified Humane® app in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese to find stores near them that sell Certified Humane® products. For more information on HFAC and the Certified Humane® label, visit www.certifiedhumane.org.
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