THE BRITISH COLUMBIA SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
Our mission: To protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

The SPCA Certified program is an independent, third party animal welfare certification system. The SPCA Certified program brings stakeholders together to further common goals in farm animal welfare.

Products come from farms that are annually assessed to SPCA Certified farm animal welfare standards and operation policies by trained, independent Validators. Certification is determined by third party, independent review panellists.

Current farm animal certifications include: beef cattle (includes veal production), dairy cattle, sheep, pigs, turkeys, broiler (meat) chickens and egg-laying chickens.

Watch our video to learn more.

 

Certification requirements

The integrity of the certification program includes:

  • Annual and random farm inspections by third party, professional validators

  • Independent, expert review panel determines farm certification status

  • Formulation of standards by specialists in animal welfare and behaviour

Each farm animal standard is based on the internationally recognized Five Freedoms for animal welfare. The standards are dynamic, scientific and evidence-based, addressing key farm animal welfare concerns that consumers want answered.

 

SPCA Certified goals

  • Provide voluntary, third party animal welfare certification services to the animal agriculture industry

  • Provide consumers with a third party assurance that animals from certified farms were raised according to high animal welfare standards

  • Facilitate and support evidence-based improvements to farm animal welfare standards

 

Resources

Farmer? Learn more about becoming SPCA Certified.

Consumer? Learn more about where you can find SPCA Certified products near you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Look for the label...
The SPCA Certified red barn label is your assurance the food product you are buying is certified by the
BC SPCA.

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