Certified Humane Raised & Handled

Found on meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products, this seal ensures that animals were raised in clean conditions with adequate shelter and space to move around – luxuries not usually given to animals on giant factory farms. Certified Humane Raised & Handled also means the cows, pigs, and chickens weren't pumped full of growth hormones, which some experts say mess with the human body when these animals are eaten, or antibiotics, which some fear create drug-resistant bacteria that can make humans sick. These items are sometimes organic or free range, but neither is assured by this seal. You can find the Certified Humane Raised & Handled stamp on many prepackaged products and at supermarket meat counters and butcher shops.