Book Signing with Wayne Pacelle, President of The Humane Society of the United States
“If the animals knew about this book, they would, without doubt, confer on Wayne Pacelle, their highest honor.” —Jane Goodall
Mid-Manhattan Public Library presents
Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO
The Humane Society of the United States
Monday, June 11th, 2012
6:30 p.m. on the 6th floor
40th Street and 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10016
This visual presentation explores humanity’s eternal bond with animals. The author unveils the deep links of the human-animal bond, and reveals our newfound understanding of animals, including their remarkable emotional and cognitive capacities. He also shows how the bond has been disastrously broken through widespread and systemic cruelty to animals. He takes on the arguments of opponents and critics of animal protection and spotlights the groups and industries standing in the way of progress. He finally points the way to a new, humane economy—one not built on extraction, suffering, and killing, but on the celebration, stewardship, and care of animals.
About the presenter:
Wayne Pacelle has played a leading role in transforming The Humane Society of the United States, the nation’s largest animal protection charity, into a dynamic public force and voice for all animals, during his 17 years with the HSUS, including seven as president and CEO.
Taking a special interest in law reform, he has been the leading strategist for more than a score of successful ballot initiatives that outlawed cockfighting, cruel factory farming practices, bear baiting, negligent puppy mill operations and a host of other inhumane practices. Mr. Pacelle is the author of the bestselling book “The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them.” He has been profiled in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times, and has appeared on almost all of the major network television programs––from 60 Minutes to the News Hour with Jim Lehrer. In 2008, The Los Angeles Times reported, “Pacelle has retooled a venerable organization seen as a mild-mannered protector of dogs and cats into an aggressive interest group…” Mr. Pacelle was named one of NonProfit Times’ “Executives of the Year” in 2005 for his leadership in responding to the Hurricane Katrina crisis. Mr. Pacelle received his B.A. in History and Studies in the Environment from Yale University in 1987.
Date: Monday, June 11, 2012
Time: 6:30pm to 8pm
Location: Mid-Manhattan Public Library, 40th Street and 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10016
Posted by: The Humane Society of the United States