Giving back

We support every good cause that approaches us

Giving back

We support every good cause that approaches us

We believe that it is important to make a significant contribution back to society.

We do this in a number of ways:

  • We give 1% of our sales to Compassion in World Farming.
  • Donations to every good cause that approaches us (we never turn anyone away).
  • Support for a wide number of not-for-profits.
  • Active campaigning for causes we believe in.

As an aside, many companies will talk about giving a percentage of their profits to charity.

Profits are something of a moveable feast, which is why we make it a percentage of our sales.

Also, we feel that many companies talk about their charitable donations and show lots of pictures but don’t substantiate it with hard facts.

We prefer to play down our charitable giving and to provide actual figures.

 

Our areas of interest

Our main interest is in:

  • Canine health and welfare
  • Canine rescue
  • Environmental causes

 

About Compassion in World Farming

We chose the Compassion in World Farming because (like Honey’s) it was founded by a farmer who became horrified by the development of modern, intensive factory farming.

We like the fact that the organisation works with the food and agricultural sector to improve practices, rewarding those who make positive changes.

To date we have donated more than £180,000 to Compassion in World Farming.

If you would like to learn more about Compassion’s work (and maybe to further support it) visit www.ciwf.org.uk

 

We never turn a good cause away

It is Honey’s policy never to turn any good cause away.

We donate food, hampers, treats (see below) and cash.

We don’t publicise or keep track of all the causes we support in this way, but we do sometimes mention it on our Facebook page.

 

Wider support

We support a large number of other organisations, including:

  • The British Association of Homeopathic Veterinary Surgeons (BAHVS)
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Animals (CAM4Animals)
  • The Raw Feeding Veterinary Society (RFVS)
  • Rainforest Trust UK

Generally, we provide this support with a combination of cash and expertise.

 

Active campaigning

Our team is also involved in more active campaigning.

Everything from writing letters to promoting petitions and from demonstrating to lobbying politicians.

If there is a good cause you think would interest us, please let us know.

 

A word about our ethical dog treats

We also make ethical dog treats and sell them in aid of dogs in need.

To date, we have given away delicious dried liver treats worth more or less £360,000 to over 250 charities.

 

In conclusion

There is a version of Loren Eisley’s essay The Star Thrower in which two men are walking along a beach covered by thousands of washed-up, dying starfish.

One of the men starts throwing individual starfish back into the water.

The other man points out that there are so many starfish in trouble nothing his companion can do will make any difference.

The first man replies that it will make a difference to each starfish he saves.

It is an oft-repeated story but that doesn’t make it any the less true.

Sydney Smith, the 19th century parson, put it in a nutshell when he said: ‘It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do a little – do what you can.’

We know that we can’t put everything we feel strongly about (and there are a great number of issues we feel strongly about) right, but there are things we can do, and we try to do them.

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