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The Honest Kitchen achieves farm animal welfare certification from Global Animal Partnership
Company providing high-quality pet food options with animal welfare in mind
The Honest Kitchen has released products that have been certified by Global Animal Partnership (G.A.P.)—one of the largest and most comprehensive animal welfare food labeling programs in North America.
"The compassionate treatment of farm animals has always been incredibly important to us at The Honest Kitchen," said Lucy Postins, The Honest Kitchen's founder and chief integrity officer, in a company release.1 "We believe we can do more to further formalize and cement our commitment to chicken welfare, which first began with the transition to free-range chicken in our dehydrated diets, over a decade ago.”
"That's why we're committing to source only from farmers that have earned Global Animal Partnership Animal Welfare Certification, for all our chicken-based dehydrated recipes for dogs and Parmesan Pecks," she continued.
The company debuted the first human-grade food for dogs in 2002, then transferred to free-range chicken in all its dehydrated recipes in 2009. In 2021, The Honest Kitchen officially made the Better Chicken Commitment.1
To further enhance pet food ingredient quality and work towards achieving its Better Chicken Commitment goal, the following G.A.P. Certified Honest Kitchen products:
- Dehydrated Grain Free Chicken for Dogs
- Dehydrated Whole Grain Chicken for Dogs
- Dehydrated Limited Ingredient Chicken for Dogs
- Chicken & Cranberry Parmesan Pecks (Treats for Dogs)
Animal welfare has recently become significant to consumers as the demand increases for responsibly-sourced, transparent pet food options. For instance, according to a study, 92% of all pet owners are interested in learning more about where ingredients are sourced for their pet's food.2
"In recent years, there has been a huge leap forward in terms of animal welfare-minded pet products. We know that people who care about their pets care about animals overall," said Diane McDade, business development manager for G.A.P.
"Just as there are so many choices in what we feed the human members of our family, companies like The Honest Kitchen are giving similar options to pet owners for what we feed our four-legged family members, and we are thrilled to partner with them to support farms that are committed to animal welfare,” she added.
Learn more here: www.thehonestkitchen.com.
- The Honest Kitchen earns farm animal welfare certification from Global Animal Partnership (G.A.P.). June 7, 2022. Accessed June 7, 2022. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-honest-kitchen-earns-farm-animal-welfare-certification-from-global-animal-partnership-gap-301562260.html
- Wall T. Chewy, Purina surveys on premiumization and transparency. PetFood Industry. May, 2021; 63(5): 22-23. https://www.petfoodindustry-digital.com/petfoodindustry/may_2021
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