Wayne Pacelle is author of two critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling non-fiction books — “The Bond” and “The Humane Economy.” Both relate to the cause of animal protection, and offer a positive take on our biological, social, and economic relationship to animals.
The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them
“The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend” was released by William Morrow, an imprint of Harper Collins, on April 5, 2011. The book deals with the core issues of how humans treat animals and the inherent conflict between these issues and the natural bond between humans and animals.
Wayne describes the book as:
The book consists of three parts. In the beginning, Wayne explains his views on the instinctive connection humans have with other animals. This is what he refers to as “the bond.”
In the middle, Wayne describes how this bond has become been in myriad ways. And finally, at the conclusion, he provides us with a way forward towards restoring the bond in order to find a better way of living with animals without leaving a trail of animal victims in our wake.
The Humane Economy: How Innovators and Enlightened Consumers are Transforming the Lives of Animals
“The Humane Economy” was published in April 2016, also under the William Morrow imprint of Harper Collins. In this book, Wayne Pacelle examines animal welfare issues through the lens of economics. On its surface, it would seem that cruelties committed against animals by businesses benefit the bottom line and help boost shareholder equity, however, Wayne Pacelle argues that there is a compelling argument to do right by animals. And that argument holds true more than ever today.
Businesses with animal cruelty as an integral component of their model face enormous risks. Whereas, those that embrace animal protection sensibilities position themselves for success and for the future. Embracing animal protection is no longer a burden or a sacrifice – It’s an opportunity for empowerment and for businesses to grow and connect with their customers. Wayne admonishes companies not embracing the Humane Economy to get a new business plan or get out of the way.
We are winning the battle of ideas and convincing the overwhelming mass of consumers that animal protection is a core value in our society. But change this big is not self-executing – it requires our full attention and focus. The Humane Economy recounts so much progress we’ve made in so many different sectors of the economy, and forecasts where we go from here. We are taking measurable steps forward, and far from resting on our laurels, it’s time for us to pick up the pace.
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After graduating from Yale, Wayne Pacelle took a position as an associate editor at The Animals’ Agenda magazine where he wrote extensively on a wide range of animal issues in the field of animal protection. He has had numerous pieces published in a wide variety of newspapers, journals and magazines. Among them are Foreign Affairs, Human Dimensions of Wildlife, Campaigns & Elections, and George Wright Society.
Wayne Pacelle has also contributed columns for major daily newspapers, including The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Dallas Morning News, Detroit Free Press, St. Petersburg Times, The Seattle Times and San Francisco Chronicle as well as many online news sites such as Alternet.org, HuffingtonPost.com and TheDodo.com.
In addition, Wayne has written chapters in a number of books dealing with animal issues and maintains a regular blogging schedule on A Humane Nation, where he covers the latest news and insights into our relationship with animals and the work of The HSUS. Wayne Pacelle is also the author of two best-selling books.
Public Appearances and Talks by Wayne Pacelle
Wayne conducted numerous talks and book signings in support of both “The Bond” and “The Humane Economy.” He continues to make public appearances and speak about the ideas covered in his books as well as the mission and important work of The HSUS. Please check Wayne’s Public Appearances Calendar for upcoming events.