Glossary: American Humane Certified

a voluntary, fee-based service available to producers of animals in agriculture. The program provides independent, third party audited verification that the care and handling of animals on enrolled farms meet the animal welfare standards set forth by American Humane Certified. Producers who meet the standards may use the American Humane Certified label on their products. Certifies wool products are produced humanely. Annual independent on-site audits of more than 200 science-based standards and measures conducted by Professional Animal Auditor Certified Organization (PAACO) trained and certified auditors. Online Compliance Resources to provide regular mandatory audit updates, and monitoring throughout the year. State-of-the-art, web-based independent video monitoring that provides 24/7, real-time monitoring and instant alerts of potential problems to the producer and American Humane.  http://www.americanhumane.org/animals/programs/farm-animal-welfare.html