Council on Humane Giving Launches Humane Companies Program
Companies gave $14.5 billion to charities in 2008, according to a report by the Giving Institute. A portion is given to health charities that ultimately use it to fund animal experiments. But the Council on Humane Giving has launched a Humane Companies program to encourage corporations to direct their donations to humane charities, to earmark them for nonanimal research, or to fund alternatives development.
The Council has compiled a list of these responsible corporations and is promoting their humane giving policy. The ever-expanding list of humane companies includes companies such as Seventh Generation, which makes household products, and Jason Cosmetics.
Now you will be able to easily determine which companies you want to support. At the same time, the Council continues to meet with many additional corporations to urge them to make concrete plans to shift financial support to humane charities.
You can help support this program. If you work for, own, or patronize a company, please make inquiries into the charities it supports and its charitable giving policies. While more transparent companies may disclose this information on their websites, you may need to contact others directly to obtain the most complete and up-to-date information.
View the complete list of humane companies and learn more about the campaign at HumaneSeal.org.