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.]

Hosted by Tracie Hotchner


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Humane Talk #8001 (1-20-2014)

Humane Talk (1-20-2014) #8001: Wayne and Tracie talk about the intense controversy over GoDaddy.com CEO Bob Parsons’ killing of an African elephant in Zimbabwe. Learn more about the issue of wasteful trophy hunting, and how to support companies that are friendly to animals; Tracie and Wayne discuss the campaign to help dogs in puppy mills, where breeding dogs typically live in small cages for their whole lives without proper care and puppies are sold through pet stores and over the Internet.