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The Coalition for Humane and Ethical Farming Standards, CHEFS is focused on bringing public awareness to animal husbandry practices and advocating for responsible public policy which reflects a balanced, science-based, inclusive and reasoned approach to governance.

Our Three Objectives are to:

The coalition represents groups and individuals such as chefs, restaurateurs, culinary professionals, schools and students, farmers, distributors, purveyors, scientists, retailers, businesses, animal welfare and advocacy groups, concerned citizens, and supporters of sustainable and humane farming standards among many others worldwide.

We oppose California's ban on the production and sale of products from farmed ducks and geese.

We support standards for ethical treatment of animals and humane farming practices.

Latest News & Updates

May 28, 2015Jose Andres' | CHEFS & Foie Benefit, LA Times | Russ Parsons
May 5, 2015May 12, Lazy Bear SF, Lazy Bear
April 20, 2015"Because you have made me angry...free foie..", Eater
Jan. 11, 2015Chef Sued California, Gets Death Threats; Sean Chaney, CBS
Jan. 8, 2015The End of Hypocrisy, Ludo , Food Republic

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It’s time for humane and ethical farming standards.

We are chefs, culinary professionals, diners and supporters of sustainable and humane farming standards. We oppose the ban on foie gras, but support a broader standard for ethical treatment of animals and humane farming practices.

Find out more: Read our principles, see a list of all participating chefs, or learn more about the coalition.