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.Learn More
Whether you're a consumer, producer, or supplier, you can participate and help support the improvement of farm animal welfare around the world.Learn More
The 5-Step® Animal Welfare Rating Program
Animal Welfare Standards
View our animal-centered 5-Step Animal Welfare Standards currently covering beef cattle, broiler chickens, pigs, and turkeys.Learn More
Learn how to get certified under the 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating Program through independent, third-party assessments.Learn More
Become a 5-Step Partner
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.
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!.
Our Labeled Product Authorization Program offers consumers a wide variety of retail-ready products with meat ingredients certified under the 5-Step Program.
JUST RELEASED FOR COMMENT: Revision Draft 5-Step Animal Welfare Standards for Chickens v3.0June 29th, 2015
*** COMMENT PERIOD CLOSED*** DRAFT 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating Pilot Standards for Bison v1.0June 19th, 2015
Hear what our 5-Step Partners & Donors say!
"Our main goal is treating the animals with respect and dignity. "
"When you see for yourself that the animals are happy and content, you know you’ve done a good job. That satisfaction, plus being able to live and promote the traditional values held deeply by our family, makes me proud to be a farmer."
"At Hip Chick Farms, we like to say that our chickens only have one bad day. By partnering with Global Animal Partnership and proudly displaying our Step 3 rating, folks know that our products are certified humane and they can trust our brand. Families can feel good eating and serving Hip Chick Farm’s products with the assurance of GAP."