Farm Animal Welfare

By choosing to support higher welfare farmers and ranchers, we can collectively make a significant difference in the lives of millions of animals.

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Get Involved

Whether you're a consumer, producer, or supplier, you can participate and help support the improvement of farm animal welfare around the world.

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Make a Donation

As a nonprofit, we need your support in our efforts to improve farm animal welfare. Make a contribution to help make a difference in farm animal welfare!

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The 5-Step® Animal Welfare Rating Program

The 5-Step® Animal Welfare Rating Program promotes and facilitates continuous improvement in animal agriculture, encourages animal welfare friendly farming practices, and informs consumers about the animal farming systems they choose to support.

Animal Welfare Rating Steps

Animal Welfare Standards

View our animal-centered 5-Step Animal Welfare Standards currently covering beef cattle, broiler chickens, pigs, and turkeys.

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5-Step Certification

Learn how to get certified under the 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating Program through independent, third-party assessments.

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Become a 5-Step Partner

Producers

GAP partners with farmers and ranchers that are committed to providing the best possible life for their animals and bringing higher quality meat to consumers.

Retail & Foodservice

The 5-Step Program brings the transparency customers are looking for! Partner up with GAP to drive sales and change the industry at the same time!.

Suppliers

Our Labeled Product Authorization Program offers consumers a wide variety of retail-ready products with meat ingredients certified under the 5-Step Program.

Farm Animal Welfare

By choosing to support higher welfare farmers and ranchers, we can collectively make a significant difference in the lives of millions of animals.

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Meet Serafina from Hip Chick Farms

September 4th, 2015
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Jack Whisnant of Rain Crow Ranch

August 7th, 2015
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*** COMMENT PERIOD CLOSED *** DRAFT 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating Pilot Standards for Sheep v1.0

July 13th, 2015
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Find out how you can participate whether you're a consumer, farmer, or retailer. Your support allows us to support continuous improvement in animal farm animal agriculture!

  • Whole Foods Market
  • Elephant Grocers
  • Bead Relief
  • Applegate Natural and Organic Meat
  • Beretta Farms
  • Boulder Natural Meats
  • Crystal River Meats
  • Diestel Turkey Ranch
  • Doc's Amazing
  • EVOL
  • Freshpet
  • Happy N Healthy Pet Products
  • Hip Chick Farms
  • Isernio Sausage
  • KRAVE Jerky
  • Rancho Llano Seco
  • Mountain Primal Meat Co