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New Comparison tool on Animal Welfare Certification Programs for Farmers

The ASPCA has partnered with Vermont Law School’s Center for Agriculture and Food Systems to create the Farm Animal Welfare Certification Guide, now available as a free download online. The guide lays out the operational and business considerations of becoming welfare-certified and offers an in-depth look at the standards and requirements of three meaningful animal welfare certifications in the United States – Animal Welfare Approved, Certified Humane® and Global Animal Partnership. The guide also features:

  • A side-by-side comparison of certification programs across key administrative criteria to help farmers decide which program would work for their business
  • Standards comparison charts that highlight the range of higher-welfare standards required by the different certifications, organized by species
  • Case studies that illustrate how other farmers have integrated welfare certification into their businesses
  • Resources to identify funding opportunities to support welfare certification transition efforts

They will be hosting a webinar on operating a meat CSA with James Bourne of The Lambs Quarter and Holly Browder of Browder’s Birds Pastured Poultry Farm on February 27. Click here for more webinars, both upcoming and archived.

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