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Animal Welfare Standards
View our latest 5-Step® Animal Welfare Rating Program animal welfare standards for beef cattle, broiler chickens, pigs, turkey, sheep, goat, and bison.View Standards
The 5-Step® Animal Welfare Rating Program
Learn about the rigorous process of development, review, and revision that goes into making our farm animal welfare standards.Learn More
Learn how to get certified under the 5-Step® Animal Welfare Rating Program through independent, third-party audits.Learn More
Browse 5-Step® Partners
Global Animal Partnership teams up with farmers and ranchers that are committed to providing the best possible life for their animals and bringing higher quality step-rated meat to consumers.
Our Labeled Product Authorization (LPA) Program offers consumers a wide variety of retail-ready, step-rated meat products certified under the 5-Step® Animal Welfare Rating Program. Look for the label next time you shop!
Global Animal Partnership brings the transparency customers are looking for! Partner up us to help drive sales, improve farm animal welfare, and change the industry at the same time!
In March 2016, Global Animal Partnership (GAP) announced our intention to replace 100% of fast-growing chicken breeds with slower-growing breeds for all levels of our 5- Step® Rating Program by 2024.
Atkins Ranch in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, which supplies grass-fed lamb to Whole Foods Market stores across the US and Canada, has been certified to Global Animal Partnership’s (GAP) 5-Step® Animal Welfare Rating program for meat sheep, becoming the first Step 4: Pasture Centered sheep program in the world.
One of the things we do as an organization around this time of the year while we’re setting our plans for the coming year, is to reflect on the year that’s coming to an end. Wow, 2016 was a big year for GAP!