Meat packaging should contain a label showing how humanely the animals were treated

Meat packaging should contain a label showing how humanely the animals were treated

0 have signed. Let’s get to 500!
At 500 signatures, this petition is more likely to be featured in recommendations!
Javan Shah started this petition to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and

While buying meat, people should know how the animals were treated for the meat and dairy products. The packaging should contain a label to show how well the animals were treated. The grading can be done by third parties, similar to ISO, HACCP and other food safety certifications. It can be a simple grade like A, B, C or D.

This simple rule will increase the transparency for the consumers.

People naturally have compassion for animals. But today most meat manufacturers treat animals in such inhumane conditions that most of us will not even be able to watch an entire YouTube video showing how the animals are treated.

In a free market where the consumer is the king, why is there such a gap between how consumers would want the animals to be treated and how the animals are actually treated?

Due to the lack of transparency!

While buying meat or milk products in a supermarket, consumers do not know how most of the brands treat animals. A simple label on the packaging will help address this problem.

This transparency will improve the lives of millions of animals being killed (and tortured) every year. But more importantly, this rule will make the change with the power of transparency, and not by making it compulsory for the manufacturers to treat the animals in a certain way.

Almost all the manufacturers already get audited for different food-related norms/certifications. Audits for this label can also be added along with the other regular audits, so the cost of adding this label might be negligible for the manufacturers.

Thus, the FDA/USDA should make it mandatory for meat and dairy product manufacturers to have a label representing how the animals are treated.

0 have signed. Let’s get to 500!
At 500 signatures, this petition is more likely to be featured in recommendations!