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January 17, 2017

American Humane names Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Janet Helms to lead farm animal program

American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization and the world’s largest certifier of animal welfare, announced the appointment of Dr. Janet Helms to the position of National Director of its American Humane Farm Program. The program is the first and largest independent, third-party welfare and audit effort in the United States, providing the American Humane Certified™ seal to producers that meet some 200 science-based humane standards covering everything from adequate room to air quality, heating, lighting, and the freedom to express natural behaviors. With the guidance of the world’s leading animal scientists and ethicists and completely independent third-party audits to verify adherence to rigorous standards, the American Humane Farm Program has helped ensure a better quality of life for billions of animals on farms and ranches.  Read More

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