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Wayne Pacelle

Humane Society President Points To 'Major Change' In Businesses Nationwide

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 01.25.2017 | OWN

Humane Society president Wayne Pacelle believes there’s an unprecedented change taking place in our society in terms of animal rights. It’s an awa...

Obama signs executive order closing animal cruelty loophole on U.S. military bases

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 10.25.2016 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Even the U.S. military, possessed with so many brave, self-sacrificing individuals, has not been immune from a handful of its recruits perpetrating so...

2 Simple Changes You Can Make That Will Change The Lives Of Countless Animals

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 09.15.2016 | OWN

As president of the Humane Society, Wayne Pacelle’s life and career has been devoted to preventing animal cruelty. But, as Pacelle explains in a con...

Why The Humane Society President Changed His Mind About Working With Michael Vick

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 08.24.2016 | OWN

When NFL star Michael Vick pled guilty to running a dog fighting ring on his property in 2007, he sparked instant and intense outrage across the count...

Activist Says This Is The Greatest Connection Between Humans And Animals

OWN | Lynn Okura | Posted 08.18.2016 | OWN

There may be numerous differences that distinguish humans from the other species, but Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the Un...

Breaking News: Obama Administration Grounds Aerial Hunting, Other Inhumane Predator-Killing Practices On Refuges In Alaska

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 08.03.2016 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

I'm delighted to report that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has followed the National Park Service in prohibiting some of the most wanton and misguided methods utilized to slaughter grizzly bears, black bears, wolves, and coyotes on our public lands in Alaska

The Humane Economy

Cathy Kangas | Posted 05.25.2016 | Green
Cathy Kangas

Sea World will no longer breed killer whales; Armani discontinued its use of fur; Petco and PetSmart offer shelter dogs and no longer support puppy mills; Ringling Brothers has ended their use of elephants. The world is becoming a better place for animals.

The Surging Humane Economy

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 04.18.2016 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Embracing animal protection is no longer a burden or a sacrifice. It's an opportunity for us as individuals to grow and to be empowered, and for businesses to grow and to connect with consumers.

Oklahoma Bill to Defund Animal Welfare Organizations Dies a Merciful Death

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 04.12.2016 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

I am glad to report that one very bad idea, coming out of Oklahoma, is dead, at least for now. A key Oklahoma Senate committee has chosen not to take up a bill to ban charitable giving by the state's citizens to animal welfare groups.

Canadian Seal Hunt Is Not Economically Viable

Cathy Kangas | Posted 03.16.2016 | Green
Cathy Kangas

A few years ago, I spent two days on the ice floes of Newfoundland watching baby seals and their mothers. Snow white, with big trusting eyes, the pups...

Pres. Obama: Protecting Wildlife And Helping Our Economy Grow Aren't Mutually Exclusive

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 03.03.2016 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

I had the privilege and opportunity to ask President Obama about what he considers some of his top accomplishments in protecting wildlife, and this interview represents one of the fullest expressions of his views that's been published anywhere on his wildlife protection ethic.

Top 10 Victories for Animals in 2015

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 12.02.2015 | Good News
Wayne Pacelle

This year you had the highest impact for animals EVER! 1. When Ringling announced it was ending the use of elephants in its circus acts. 2...

Top 10 Victories For Animals In 2015

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 12.02.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

This year you had the highest impact for animals EVER!

Don't For a Minute Excuse Eating Dog Meat As a Cultural Prerogative

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 11.10.2016 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

We'd be wrong to think the vast majority of the people in these countries participate as suppliers or consumers: dog meat is considered something of a delicacy, and is not a staple food for the poor.

Wayne Pacelle CEO of The Humane Society of the United States: Protecting The Rights of Animals At All Costs

LuxEco Living | Posted 09.21.2015 | Impact
LuxEco Living

The horrific news of Cecil the lion sounded a worldwide cry for help. The news of the poaching and eventual trophy kill by the Minnesota dentist who ...

In the Wake of Katrina

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 08.24.2016 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

Just days into the crisis, the American public realized that the human and animal tragedies were bound together, and they were rooting for all to survive and get back on their feet.

Toxic Substances, Nontoxic Policy

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

Each year, tens of thousands of animals are killed to test industrial chemicals. These animals suffer terribly, as harsh chemicals are rubbed into their skin, forced down their throats, and even dropped in their eyes.

Seal Slaughter Resumes in Canada

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Canada's bloody commercial seal slaughter resumed yesterday, although with many fewer boats and participants than in past years.

Spring Forward -- for Wildlife

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.21.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

As the air and soil warm, animals also get more active, bringing life with a new season. At our wildlife care centers, that means babies, and lots of them.

Olympian Hero Brings Home More Than a Medal

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.14.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Humane Society International's Masha Kalinina, Gus Kenworthy and Robin Macdonald with two of the rescued puppies. View more photos here. Photo by Chri...

Anti-Whistleblower (AgGag) Laws Threaten Human Health, the Environment and Animals

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 03.31.2013 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

The industry's response to years of evidence of egregious, and often criminal, animal cruelty and of diseased and adulterated meat entering the market is to attempt to outlaw undercover investigations.

Will the HSUS Make a Killing Off Hurricane Sandy?

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Douglas Anthony Cooper

Why is the HSUS' eagerness for fund-raising after Sandy so loathsome? Because -- based on the HSUS's performance during and after Katrina -- if you care about starving creatures, you're probably better off grinding your dollars into a nutritious paste and feeding them directly.

Your Start-Up Life: "Find What You Love to Do"

Rana Florida | Posted 09.25.2012 | Business
Rana Florida

Humane Society CEO Wayne Pacelle is a modern day super hero. His beneficiaries aren't just animals but people too, who can achieve a better and truer kind of humanity by changing the way we treat the creatures we share the planet with.

How You Can Help Surviving Animals From Ohio Farm Tragedy

Posted 12.25.2011 | Impact

Though the Columbus Zoo has now taken in the sole six survivors from the Zanesville, Ohio, farm tragedy, the animals still need additional help. No...

Are Celebs To Blame For Increase In 'Handbag Dogs' At Animal Shelters?

Posted 11.28.2011 | Impact

Rarely leaving home without a tiny pup tucked into their purses, Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian and Nicole Ritchie helped spearhead the chihuahua and te...