Hemp & Hope
Better Buddies Inc. located in Los Angeles, CA, a new business combining the natural earth friendly qualities of “Hemp” with the act of “Hope” to make a difference in animal’s lives.
Better Buddies Inc, an amazing trio of eco-conscious, pet-lovers on a mission to support the environment and animals in need just introduced their fabulous eco-friendly, high quality, sustainable and attractive Hemp Pet Beds that will act as the gift that keeps on giving.
Better Buddies states how it began“While rummaging through an endless stock of uninspired, low-quality pet beds for our own furry family members, we found ourselves asking, “Why aren’t there more eco-friendly options out there?”
“And it hit us…why not change the world of pet goods and at the same time combine a way to give back. Make high-quality “green” products that are actually thoughtful in design and style, while simultaneously giving back to animals in need! And right there, in that mess of pet store mania, Better Buddies, Inc. was born.”
A statement that is sad, but true.
Most of us pet guardians choose a bed, pad or blankee for our pets based on appearance alone. We don’t’ consider the fact that most of the fabrics and stuffing are actually toxic to our animals and the environment.
Hemp is the Healthy fabric of choice for the animals & the environment.
Hemp is a variation of cannabis sativa. It is the most useful plant known to man kind. In fact, cannabis sativa means useful (sativa) hemp (cannabis). It is used to make over 25,000 different products, most of which are superior alternatives to less environmentally friendly products.
Some of the products made are: clothing, shoes, diapers, rope, canvas, cellophane, paints, fuels, chain lubricants, biodegradable plastics, paper, fiberboard, cement blocks, food, cosmetics, and soap. Hemp is genetically manipulated to contain no significant amounts of THC. Hemp is the longest and strongest natural fiber known to man.
Via the North American Industrial Hemp Council & the European Industrial Hemp Association:
- Hemp fibers are longer, stronger, more absorbent and more mildew-resistant than cotton.
- Fabrics made of at least one-half hemp block the sun’s UV rays more effectively than other fabrics.
- Hemp grows well in a variety of climates and soil types. It is naturally resistant to most pests, precluding the need for pesticides. It grows tightly spaced, out-competing any weeds, so herbicides are not necessary. It also leaves a weed-free field for a following crop.
- Hemp can displace cotton which is usually grown with massive amounts of chemicals harmful to people and the environment. 50% of all the world’s pesticides are sprayed on cotton.
- Hemp can displace wood fiber and save forests for watershed, wildlife habitat, recreation and oxygen production, carbon sequestration (reduces global warming), and other values.
- Hemp can yield 3-8 dry tons of fiber per acre. This is four times what an average forest can yield.
- Hemp is an extremely fast growing crop, producing more fiber yield per acre than any other source. Hemp can produce 250% more fiber than cotton using the same amount of land.
- Stays cool in warm weather and warm in cool weather
The second phase of Better Buddies mission was also discovered on that shopping day when while at the pet store, a pet adoption was taking place in the hope of finding forever homes for the homeless animals. This touched their soul.
So to reach the socially responsible goals, Better Buddies Inc. partnered with a major non-profit organization, the Best Friends Animal Society, with a program called “ Project Paw” to assure that (10%) of all profits from their sales would be donated to homeless animals that have very special needs. Best Friends Guardian Angel Program.
To further the reach Better Buddies Inc.’s blog will showcase amazing animals available from Best Friends Animal Society each week in the hope that just one person finds a new furry love to home. These animals can be viewed at: http://betterbuddies.com/blog/
Thumbs up for an innovative and passionate venture!
While shopping for your next Buddies Bed, consider taking a look at these beautiful health conscious options and feel confident about not only offering a healthy option to your own pet but at the same time supporting an animal in need.
Hemp Health and Hope to all.
What is Best Friends Animal Society?
Best Friends Animal Society is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring about a day when there are No More Homeless Pets. By building no-kill programs and partnerships, helping animals find homes, and addressing problems at the very root of animal homelessness, Best Friends has become a leader in the animal welfare movement. But its heart and headquarters is still in the place where it all began, at the nation¹s largest no-kill sanctuary for homeless pets in Kanab, Utah. This work is made possible by the grassroots support of people, partners, and organizations that care about animals across the nation. In 2009, Best Friends celebrated its 25th anniversary. Go to www.bestfriends.org for more information.
What is the Guardian Angel Program at Best Friends?
Some homeless animals have such special needs that it’s hard to find a shelter or rescue group able to look after them. But because of Guardian Angel members of Best Friends, many of these animals are able to come to the Sanctuary, where they receive state-of-the-art vet care once unimaginable for homeless pets. They receive world-class gentle training to help them overcome behavior problems. And they receive love and individualized care in a spacious, sociable setting, where they feel accepted, exactly the way they are. For many of them, Guardian Angel care is just their first stop – the next one is a loving home! For every bed sold, 10% of the profit of each bed goes back to the Guardian Angel program at Best Friends. Go to www.bestfriends.org/guardianangel for more information on the pets that you are helping with your purchase! Check back often, there are new pets being helped in the program all the time!