As more and more Canadians start questioning exactly were their food comes from and how it was raised, the value of farm animals has been highlighted as well. In the fall of 2014, Harley Farms became the first Ontario farm certified in the program.
— Ontario SPCA and Humane Society

"There is a 180-year-old wooden barn on Roger Harley’s farm. But no animals live inside it.

“The only thing we use it for is storage and a kind of collecting yard,” he says. “Our animals live outside, 365 days a year, the way nature intended. They all have shelter outside.”

Harley’s 400-hectare farm, two hours northeast of Toronto near Peterborough, provides a viable alternative to industrial farms — financially and practically. He figures he makes as much per acre as an industrial farmer. But for animals, it provides something the industrial model does not: a good life."

- The Toronto Star