Animal welfare advocates, the Animal Legal Defense Fund, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Compassion Over Killing, are pushing for the U.S. Department of Agriculture to add stricter definitions to “humane,” “free-range” and other terminology used to attract consumers.

The organizations submitted a comment to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) criticizing the manner in which FSIS labels and checks on animal welfare labeling.

PETA’s director of animal law criticized the fact that USDA doesn’t hold the authority to go onto farms to evaluate animal treatment to guarantee accuracy of meat labeled “humane" in a press release from ALDF.