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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

Aug. 30, 2013Temporary Injunction Appeal, Denied by California's 9th Circuit Court, Court of Appeals
July 12, 2013Vote "Yes" for Foie Gras, Napa Valley Register
June 5, 2013Foie Gras Donut Outdoes Dunkin's, ABC
June 3, 2013Foie Gras Give-Away, Inside Scoop SF
May 2, 2013Chef Threatened, Intimidated, Personal Info Posted Online, LA Times

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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.