Why We Believe in Animal Welfare Approved

Why We Believe in Animal Welfare Approved

Animal Welfare ApprovedAll decisions made at Scratch and Peck are with the passion of improving the planet and the lives of our fellow living creatures. One of the ways we demonstrate that commitment is through third party certifications. Among our numerous certifications that we have achieved is that our products are Animal Welfare Approved.

Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) is a food label which ensures that meat and dairy products are produced with the highest environmental and animal welfare practices in mind. They keep the public informed on the treatment of animals at AWA farms so consumers can make wise choices of which farms they support. This label sets the standard for the humane treatment of animals by requiring the best farming practices. Backed up by the United States Department of Agriculture, the Animal Welfare Approved label is one that can be trusted by you.

Scratch and Peck Feeds Animal Welfare Approved

AWA farmers are distinguished by their conscious decisions to help the environment and improve animal well-being. Being family owned and raising animals on pasture or range are two general requirements which must be met by AWA farms and businesses. Scratch and Peck is a family owned and operated business which emphasizes the importance of the triple bottom line: people, planet and profit. All three are all taken into consideration within the certifications which we maintain, including Animal Welfare Approved.

We work closely with farmers of all kinds and therefore want to acknowledge those farmers who have become and maintain their Animal Welfare Approved accreditation. Although we are not directly responsible for the care of animals, we are closely tied with many who are. The treatment of animals not only reflects on the health of the animal but also the health of humans and our planet. That is why we undergo annual reporting and certification to maintain our Animal Welfare Approved status. Promoting and practicing raising animals in a humane and environmentally-friendly manner is a key component of our vision.

From our Non-GMO Project Verified, Certified Organic feeds to the food on our tables, the AWA certification assists in guaranteeing animals are treated well at all stages. The treatment of animals, including what they eat, is directly linked to the quality of the animal product and the impact on the environment. We share this planet with creatures of all kinds and it is important that our daily business practices take care of it.


  1. Shay Smith September 5, 2017 at 4:21 am - Reply

    Thank you for caring for them and us.

  2. Dragonflymeadows March 22, 2018 at 6:50 am - Reply

    Thank you for setting the bar. I’ve always maintained; if you don’t love and respect animals you will never love and respect yourself, and their lies the problem. Fear & hate

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