Because Animals is a pet food and cellular agriculture company located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded in 2016 by Shannon Falconer and Joshua Errett. Because Animals makes 100% animal-free pet food, treats, and supplements through a combination of cultured proteins, clean meat, algae, seaweed, and plants that are sustainably made and sourced.
Because Animals is driven to bring clean meat into the pet food industry to reduce the need for factory farming, and remove what co-founder Joshua Errett calls "4D meat" that is typically used to make pet food. 4D meat is meat that is coming from animals that are dead, dying, deformed, or diseased, and not fit for human consumption.
The founders of Because animals, Shannon Falconer, and Joshua Erret, met each other while volunteering at a cat rescue shelter in Toronto, Canada. After connecting with each other, they went on to found Because Animals together in 2016 with the goal of creating "nutritious, sustainable, and cruelty-free pet food".
Superfood Supplement for Cats
Dried seaweed meal, whole ground cranberries, organic whole leaf wheatgrass powder, organic pumpkin powder, organic coconut flour, dried Bacillus coagulons fermentation product, ground turmeric.
Superfood Supplement for Dogs
Dried seaweed meal, organic pumpkin powder, organic whole ground blueberries, organic whole leaf wheatgrass powder, organic coconut flour, organic inulin, fried Bacillus coagulons fermentation product, ground turmeric.
Because Animals was founded.
Dr. Erika Sullivan
Chief Veterinary Officer
Co-Founder & CFO
Co-Founder and CEO
Because Animals Takes New Approach to Pet Food
Pet Business Staff
New Animal-Free Pet Food Company Aims For 'Worldwide Impact' With Algae And Clean Meat
Startup Debuts New Vegan Food for Cats and Dogs
The Future of Pet Food is Here
Documentaries, videos and podcasts
- CompanyA company, abbreviated 'co.', is a legal entity made up of an association of people, be they natural, legal, or a mixture of both, for carrying on a commercial or industrial enterprise.
- Pet foodFood for pets.
- Cluster: Cell-based and plant-based meatA cluster of topics related to cultured meat, plant-based meat, and cellular agriculture.
- Cellular agricultureCellular agriculture is an interdisciplinary scientific field drawing from several disciplines such as synthetic biology, genetic engineering, molecular biology, tissue engineering, biochemistry, and food science to design organisms capable of producing a wide variety of agricultural products.