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How ethical is Bug Bakes?

Bug Bakes

How ethical is Bug Bakes? 

Bug Bakes, an eco-friendly dog food brand owned by Shrinking Footprints, is one of The Good Shopping Guide’s top-rated ethical brands and is featured on our list of the Top 200 Ethical Businesses.

The brand receives an excellent Good Shopping Guide ethical score in our Ethical Cat & Dog Food Ratings Table and therefore successfully passes our ethical benchmark with flying colours.

We encourage other companies in the Cat & Dog Food sector to follow Bug Bakes’ example and adopt more ethical policies and practices.

In which areas does Bug Bakes perform well?

Bug Bakes performs well in many categories of our assessment. Firstly, the brand receives a top rating for its Environmental Report, due to its strong understanding of the environmental issues within its industry.

Additionally, Bug Bakes was awarded a top rating for our Animal Welfare criterion, due to its opposition to animal testing and strong animal welfare values.

Due to its innovative solution to provide insect-based dog food, which has a significantly lower environmental impact than traditional pet food, Bug Bakes is eligible for the Ethical Innovator criterion, which is only awarded to companies and brands with the highest ethical standards.

What makes Bug Bakes so sustainable?

Bug Bakes is a unique brand with its own innovative solution to the high environmental cost of the Pet Food sector. All Bug Bakes products are made with insect protein, offering protein-rich pet food without the environmental and animal welfare concerns associated with the meat industry. 

Moreover, Bug Bakes is involved in charitable activities and supports Bumblebee Conservation Trust with every bag purchased.

How did Bug Bakes attain Ethical Accreditation?

Bug Bakes has attained Ethical Accreditation from The Good Shopping Guide. This involved an application process and a full review of the brand’s ethical policies and practices. Bug Bakes is subject to an annual review to ensure the company maintains high ethical standards.

As a result, Bug Bakes is permitted to use our Good Shopping Guide Ethical logo, which certifies the brand’s ethical status and allows consumers to recognise Bug Bakes as an ethical brand. 

Ethical performance in category


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Awarded Ethical Accreditation

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  • Environmental Report


  • Genetic Modification


  • Organic


  • Nuclear Power


  • Fossil Fuels



  • Animal Welfare


  • Vegetarian/Vegan Verified



  • Armaments


  • Political Donations



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


  • Ethical Innovator


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