- On May 3, 2017
The Humane Economy: How Innovators and Enlightened Consumers are Transforming the Lives of Animals, published in April 2016, achieved bestseller status on the NYT Bestseller List as well as in multiple categories on Amazon.com. A paperback edition of the book appeared this past March, and now The Humane Economy has received a distinctive recognition: a 2016 Nautilus Book Award.
The Nautilus Awards, in its 19th year, is a unique book award program dedicated to excellence and the highest literary standards. It seeks to promote and honor print books that inspire and connect individuals and communities across the globe. Its core mission is “to celebrate and honor books that support conscious living and green values, high-level wellness, positive social change, and spiritual growth.“ The Humane Economy received the Nautilus Gold Award in the “Green Living and Sustainability” category.
In The Humane Economy, Wayne Pacelle discusses the important principle of improving the well-being of animals through multi-channel reform efforts that remind businesses and governments to embrace animal welfare perspectives as a necessary strategy for success. It’s simply good business and sound economics to lessen the suffering of animals whenever and wherever possible. Consumers are speaking up and voting with their wallets, demanding more humane treatment across the board for all animals.
Wayne Pacelle continues to speak about the issues covered in the book to receptive audiences across the nation. The recognition of The Humane Economy with a 2016 Nautilus Award is confirmation that the book’s message and the tireless work of The HSUS are being embraced by business, government, and the public.