Humane Choice is the certification scheme launched by Humane Society International in 2006 to improve the welfare standards of farm animals across Australia and New Zealand.
The Humane Choice label denotes the animal has had the best life and death offered to any farm animal, treated with respect and care over the entire course of its life. It ensures the highest standards of animal welfare and guarantees that the animals are truly free range.
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The Humane Choice label covers true free range, pasture raised pork, beef, lamb, chicken and eggs.
Use this link to find out further information on HUMANE CHOICE CERTIFIED FARMS and where to find their products.
Photo: Pig with piglets (Credit: Lee McCosker)
Procedures such as mulesing, nose ringing, tail docking, beak trimming or any form of mutilation are not allowed. Sows are never confined in stalls or crates, and transportation is kept to a minimum. The animals live their lives born and raised on pastures where they are allowed to satisfy their behavioural needs, to forage and move untethered and uncaged.
Photo: Kangaroo Island Free Range Eggs (accredited by Humane Choice)
They have free access to outside areas from birth, shade and shelter for protection from the elements, and a good diet. There is only one 'Humane Choice True Free Range' so there is no variation in standards and consumers can have full confidence in the integrity of the product.