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Harper & Bone

How ethical is Harper & Bone?

Harper & Bone, a pet food brand owned by Spanish pet food company, Visán, and 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 offers foods for both cats and dogs.

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.

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

In which areas does Harper & Bone perform well?

Due to being a cruelty-free brand that strongly opposes animal testing, Harper & Bone receives a top rating for the Animal Welfare criterion.

Harper & Bone also receives a top rating for Genetic Modification, as Visán confirms that none of its products contain genetically modified ingredients.

Additionally, as Harper & Bone has not been subject to any public criticism for unethical practices, the brand attained a top rating for Public Record Criticisms.

What makes Harper & Bone so sustainable?

Harper & Bone has a wide range of sustainable initiatives that further the brand’s ethical status. The brand offers healthy pet foods made with superfoods, fresh meats and nutritious vitamins and minerals. Each product is geared towards the specific needs of the target animal, containing ingredients associated with numerous health benefits.

Additionally, Harper & Bone’s packaging is compostable, which reflects Harper & Bone’s efforts in minimising environmental waste.

How did Harper & Bone attain Ethical Accreditation? 

Harper & Bone has attained Ethical Accreditation from The Good Shopping Guide. This involved a detailed application process and a thorough assessment of the brand’s ethical policies and practices. Harper & Bone is subject to regular review to ensure the company maintains high ethical standards.

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

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  • Environmental Report


  • Genetic Modification


  • Organic


  • Nuclear Power



  • Animal Welfare


  • Vegetarian/Vegan Verified



  • Armaments


  • Political Donations



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


  • Brand/Product Ethics


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