Our task must be to free ourselves...by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty - Albert Einstein
At Zoe and Belle giving back is important to us. We want to make a difference in this world. One way for us to do that is by supporting non-profits in America and throughout the world. We have chosen causes that are dear to our hearts and we hope that one day we can help lead the world into a future where there is a greater respect for animals and this planet - which will in turn make better human beings of us all.
And because giving back means so much to us, Zoe and Belle will donate $5 of each purchase to the cause of your choice during check out.
Zoe and Belle believes in transparency. We want you to feel good about your purchase. We want you to know which organization is being donated to and how much is donated. More importantly, we want you to know that you are also making a difference.
Farm Sanctuary was founded in 1986 to combat the abuses of factory farming and encourage a new awareness and understanding about farm animals. Today, Farm Sanctuary is the nation’s largest and most effective farm animal rescue and protection organization. They have rescued thousands of animals and cared for them at their sanctuaries in Watkins Glen, NY; Northern California (Orland); and the Los Angeles area. At Farm Sanctuary, the animals are friends, not food. Farm Sanctuary educates millions of people about the farm animal's plight and the effects of factory farming on human's health and the environment. Farm Sanctuary advocates for laws and policies to prevent animal suffering and promote compassion, and they reach out to legislators and businesses to bring about institutional reforms. Farm Sanctuary is committed to ending cruelty to farm animals and promoting compassionate vegan living through rescue, education, and advocacy efforts.
Founded in 1984, Last Chance for Animals (LCA) recognizes that animals have the ability to experience pain, and as such they deserve certain basic rights protecting them from pain caused by humans. LCA believes that non-human animals should not be subjected to suffering and exploitation by humans because alternatives exist for nearly every traditional usage of animals. LCA opposes the use of animals for scientific curiosity, entertainment, clothing, and food. LCA recognizes the use of non-human animals in medical experimentation as both immoral and of questionable scientific validity due to the tremendous biological difference between species. LCA's work advocates conscious and informed lifestyle decisions, and LCA is committed to disseminating truthful information about societal animal abuse to improve the treatment of animals. “To enact humane laws, we need to elect humane lawmakers.”
By 1996, "cruelty-free" shopping had become popular, but it was also confusing, sometimes misleading, and ultimately frustrating. Companies had begun designing their own bunny logos, abiding by their own definition of "cruelty-free" or "animal friendly" without the participation of animal protection groups. In response, eight national animal protection groups banded together to form the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC). The CCIC promotes a single comprehensive standard and an internationally recognized Leaping Bunny Logo. Leaping Bunny works with companies to help make shopping for animal-friendly products easier and more trustworthy.
Project Chimps was founded in late 2014 by a “super group” of chimpanzee, nonprofit, philanthropic, and legal experts to solve the critical question of what would happen to the hundreds of chimps still left in private biomedical research. After months of negotiations with the University of Louisiana’s New Iberia Research Center (NIRC), Project Chimps secured the agreement to permanently retire all of their chimpanzees. NIRC agreed to let Project Chimps have all of their remaining chimpanzees and provide them with lifetime sanctuary care. This decision is unprecedented and shows what positive collaboration can do for the betterment of others, in this case: chimpanzees.
Established in 1988, Rainforest Trust partners with local, in-country conservation organizations around the world to strategically purchase and protect lands vital for wildlife conservation. They specifically target rainforests and tropical habitats that are critical for preventing species extinctions and that are exceptionally rich in biological diversity. Celebrating over 27 years of lasting conservation action, RT is proud to have saved more than 11.5 million acres of rainforests and tropical habitat across 20+ countries in 100+ protected areas and wildlife reserves.
On the first Earth Day in 1970, Ric O’Barry of the Award-winning documentary, "The Cove," launched a searing campaign against the multi-billion-dollar dolphin captivity industry, and the Dolphin Project has been going at it ever since. Over the past 45 years, Ric O’Barry has rescued and rehabilitated dolphins in many countries around the world, including Haiti, Colombia,Guatemala, Nicaragua, Brazil, South Korea, the Bahama Islands, and the United States. He is a leading voice in the fight to end the brutal Taiji dolphin hunts in Japan. Some supermarkets in Japan offer dolphin meat for sale, even though this meat is often heavily contaminated with mercury and other toxins. In order to increase consumption, the Japanese government has even distributed whale and dolphin meat to canteens in schools and hospitals - despite the health risks for consumers. Japanese fishermen also catch and kill dolphins because they believe they eat too many fish and so the slaughter is a form of pest control.
Soi Dog Foundation is a not-for-profit, legally registered charitable organization in Thailand, the United States, Australia, the UK, France, Canada, and Holland. Soi Dog helps the homeless, neglected and abused dogs and cats of Asia, works to end the dog meat trade throughout the region, and responds to animal welfare disasters and emergencies. Soi Dog aims to set an example for the Asian region on how to humanely reduce the number of unwanted dogs and cats through spaying and neutering, and to better the lives and living conditions of the stray dogs and feral cats of Asia.