Humane Talk ™

Humane Talk features conversations with Thought Leaders in animal welfare, whose books or scientific studies focus on  practical and philosophical issues regarding society's attitudes and interactions with various non-human species. Discussions with members of the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA) are about applying humane and ethical principles to the way veterinary medicine is practiced in America and around the world, on animals used in research, food production, and pharmacology as well as companion animals.Interviews with social scientists and authors focus on the emotional and social lives of creatures other than human. [Please note: conversations with Wayne Pacelle, the CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, were previously recorded in 2012 and 2013. Please visit humanesociety.org for more up-to-date information.]

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A 15-Year-Old’s Humane Mission

Humane Talk (08-31-2015)#8049: At 14 years old, young Thomas Ponce took his lifelong interest in vegetarianism and to make the world a better place for animals and created his own non-profit, Lobby for Animals. Tracie is understandably impressed by this young man — now all of 15 years old — as he describes a young lifetime in which he has been supported by a family that respects his passionate, articulate determination to change thinking and laws to make our country more humane and mindful. A most inspiring young man on a mission!