Sunday, May 22, 2011


During his seventeen years with the Humane Society of the United States, including seven years as president and CEO, WAYNE PACELLE has played a leading role in making HSUS, the nation's largest animal protection charity, into a dynamic public force and voice for animals.  Taking a special interest in law reform, he has been the leading strategist in getting animal protection laws enacted by direct action of the electorate, designing winning campaigns in a dozen states for ballot initiatives that outlawed cockfighting, factory farming practices, bear baiting, and a host of other inhumane practices.  He has become the voice and face of the humane movement in this country.  Pacelle was named one of NonProfit Timer's "Executives of the Year"  for his leadership in responding to th Hurrican Katrina crisis.  A graduate of Yale University, Pacelle lives in Washington, D.C.

March 23, 2011

My New Book, The Bond: How You Can Get Involved

I’d like to enlist your help, and ask you to take a few moments and get involved in the promotion of my new book, The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them to be published by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins, on April 5. The book is part manifesto, part memoir, but it’s certainly a big-picture look at the major debates about how humans treat animals—delving into the issues of seal hunting, whaling, factory farming, animal fighting, puppy mills, and other major concerns; chronicling the fights of the past years; highlighting the battles ahead; and calling out the people and groups standing in the way. 
In the beginning of the book, I explain my views on the instinctive connection we have with other animals—which I call the bond. In the middle part of the book, I describe how that bond has been broken in so many ways. And at the end, I try to provide a roadmap on how we can restore the bond and find a better way of living with animals and not leaving a trail of animal victims in our wake.
To get you in the right frame of mind, please take a look at the latest video about The Bond and see what others are saying about it.
Please Mute the Music On the Sidebar to your right before watching.
Next month, I’ll be visiting more than a dozen cities to talk about The Bond at local bookstores. Please join me if any of these locations are near you. I’m looking forward to sharing my story with you and reaching even more people about restoring the bond with animals and building a society that exhibits an active concern for other creatures.
P.S. You can find out how to preorder the book here.
P.P.S. By purchasing The Bond, you’ll also support the Humane Society of the United States’ work to celebrate animals and confront cruelty, since The HSUS is receiving a portion of the advances paid by the publisher and possible future royalties.

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