Wayne Pacelle: a name some of you have heard of and others have not. If you do not know this name, you should definitely familiarize yourself with it, as this person is an extremely intelligent and inspirational figure in the animal rights world.
Pacelle is the president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, the largest animal advocacy organization in the world. He became the HSUS president in 2004 after many years of working with other animal rights groups. Aside from leading a major organization, he has wrote a book and numerous articles, led many animal rights campaigns, lobbied to pass animal protection laws, and appeared on television shows advocating HSUS and animal rights, including appearances on The Ellen Show. Most importantly, he is a major voice for animals and their protection.
A graduate of Yale University, Pacelle became a vegan and was a radical activist already in his young college years. After college, he became the director of an activist group called Fund for Animals and continued to work his way up to the Humane Society of the United States where eventually he became president and CEO.
Pacelle has been spotlighted for his work on animal issues in newspapers and magazines nationwide and has even been profiled in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He’s been on most of the major TV programs such as Good Morning America and The Today Show. All of these major achievements happened because of his passion for protecting animals, which inspires many supporters around the world.
Often the greatest challenge of the animal welfare movement is to remind people of the things they already know to be true-that to mistreat any animal is beneath us, that cruelty of any kind is dishonorable and inexcusable, and that we all have duties of kindness and self-restraint in the treatment of our fellow creatures.”
If you would like to get an idea of the information Pacelle has to share, you can read his daily blog, Wayne Pacelle: A Humane Nation, on the Humane Society website. Also, be sure to check out his popular book, “The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them.”
As someone who has made a career out of speaking for a good cause, Pacelle is someone that you’d be foolish not to look up to.
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