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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Changing Ideas About Animal Entertainment

Humane Talk (07-04-2016) #8060: Wayne Pacelle continues the conversation from his book THE HUMANE ECONOMY: ANIMAL PROTECTION 2.0 – HOW INNOVATORS AND ENLIGHTENED CONSUMERS ARE TRANSFORMING THE LIVES OF ANIMALS. He discusses the “Now That’s Entertainment” chapter and changes in ideas of what is acceptable to do with animals and improvements in ideology about elephants at Ringling Bros. circus and whales at Sea World.