An Inside Look

An Inside Look

Find out how and why such a diverse group—farmers, scientists, ranchers, animal welfare advocates, and retailers—have come together to work collaboratively to promote continuous improvement in animal agriculture.

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Meet 5-Step Farmers
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Meet 5-Step Farmers

Read their stories in their own words. Learn why animal welfare is so important to them and how they’re improving the lives of animals on their farms and ranches.

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Farm Animal Welfare?

Farm Animal Welfare?

Interest in the welfare of farm animals is growing around the world. Why be so concerned?

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Global Animal Partnership, a nonprofit charitable organization founded in 2008, brings together farmers, scientists, ranchers, retailers, and animal advocates—a diverse group with the common goal of improving the welfare of animals in agriculture. Our program, the 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating Standards, recognizes and rewards producers for their welfare practices, promotes and facilitates continuous improvement, and better informs consumers about the production systems they choose to support. As of December 1, 2014, the 5-Step program includes 2,613 farms and ranches that range from Step 1 to Step 5+ and raise more than 147 million animals annually.

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FOR COMMENT: To continually evolve and improve our Program, we’ve released our DRAFT 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating Standards for Turkeys v2.0 for public comment. We would appreciate any feedback you have by December 16, 2014. Please send your feedback to standards@globalanimalpartnership.org.
 
FOR COMMENT: To continually evolve and improve our Program, we’ve released our DRAFT 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating Standards for Beef Cattle v2.0 for public comment. We would appreciate any feedback you have by December 23, 2014. Please send your feedback to standards@globalanimalpartnership.org.