Dave Carter and his bison ranch


OrigiNative® Sourcing

Bringing our farming and ranching practices back to a more original and native state

At Halo, our goal is to deliver the healthiest, most bioavailable and holistic whole food nutrition possible to our companion animals, while fostering farming practices that treat our life-giving animals in a manner that is sustainable, natural, non-degrading to our environment, and respectful of every animal’s normal life-cycle. We call this OrigiNative® sourcing. For example, when we restore native animal species like Bison to the Grasslands, they revitalize habitats, form water-retention wallows, and create food and sanctuary for other animals around them, like birds.

We reject the factory farm model of close confinement, animals raised with antibiotics, and genetically modified feeds. Instead, we foster naturally raised animals, regenerative soils, and environmental balance.

By sourcing cage free poultry, pasture raised beef, and wild caught fish from certified sustainable fisheries, Halo strives to deliver natural protein sources that not only harken back to an era where ALL of our animals were respected but also serves to provide our companion animals with the high-quality proteins and nutrients they need for good health, shiny coats, and long lives at our sides.

HOLISTIC. WHOLE. HUMANE... Third‑Party Certification


Beyond our commitment to OrigiNative® sourcing, we are proud to have met the standards of and earned certifications from two independent organizations that evaluate companies’ sustainable and responsible sourcing practices.

Global Animal Partnership (GAP) Certification

Halo’s meat and poultry proteins are GAP certified. The GAP certification label verifies that the animals have been raised following comprehensive standards focused on their care and welfare.

The Global Animal Partnership is a global leader in farm animal welfare that has established a comprehensive step-by-step program for raising animals, with the goal of improving the welfare of animals in agriculture. GAP makes it easier for consumers to find meat products that reflect their values.

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Certification

Halo is MSC certified. This certification ensures that our seafood is responsibly caught within a certified sustainable fishery.

The Marine Stewardship Council is an international organization that was created to address the problem of unsustainable fishing. With standards that ensure fish and seafood is responsibly caught, handled with care, and can be traced right back to a sustainable source, MSC is working to keep the oceans teeming with life and safeguard seafood supplies for future generations.

Halo’s food is made strictly from naturally raised animals on sustainable farms. Their OrigiNative® sourcing benefits our pets, our planet, and us.


– Lil BUB

What is OrigiNative®?


More than just delivering great pet food, Halo CEO Myron Lyskanycz and Director of Sourcing and Ingredient Stewardship Dave Carter explain their mission to change the way companion animals are fed and farm animals are raised, for the better. Halo does this by embracing an agricultural and ranching system that is more original and native—what they call OrigiNative®, moving farm animals out of close confinement, away from antibiotics and genetically modified feeds, and into the environment they were meant to be in. OrigiNative® sourcing helps restore the soil, promotes a healthy ecosystem, and delivers nutritious pet foods that are Holistic, Whole, Humane.