VERO BEACH, FLA. — Caru Pet Food is building on its animal welfare initiatives with a new commitment to source more humane chicken for one of its pet food products by June 1, 2025. The company has adopted a new policy built on guidance from The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ (ASPCA) higher-welfare pet food initiative, which provides several avenues through which brands can improve the lives of farm animals by sourcing from animal welfare-certified farms across the United States.
“At Caru, we care about the compassionate treatment of animals," said Adrian Pettyan, co-founder and chief executive officer of Caru Pet Food. “That’s why we’re pleased to have the opportunity to collaborate with the ASPCA to help create a more humane, resilient and sustainable farming system through higher-welfare sourcing of chicken for our Daily Dish Chicken Stew for Dogs.”
According to the ASPCA, between 25% and 30% of the farm animals raised for food production in the United States are used to produce dog and cat food, and the overwhelming majority of these animals are raised in inhumane factory farm environments. As an increasing number of pet owners recognize the opportunity to improve the lives of animal welfare through humane farming and animal husbandry practices and certifications, pet food brands like Caru have committed to improving their sourcing practices to meet this demand from consumers and create a more equitable market for welfare-certified farmers.
“In a time where it can be hard to find pet food options that don’t come from factory farms, Caru Pet Food’s commitment to higher-welfare sourcing of chicken provides pet owners a much-desired option,” said Maral Cavner, senior manager of corporate policy for ASPCA Farm Animal Welfare. “We are heartened by their pledge for chickens and look forward to collaborating with them on this meaningful goal.”
Caru is one of 10 pet food companies to commit to earning certifications and standards recognized by the ASPCA’s Shop With Your Heart® program, which helps consumers find more humane products across several categories, including dog and cat food.
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