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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Humane Talk #8008 (3-03-2014)

Humane Talk (3-03-2014) #8008: Dr. Michael Blackwell (senior director of veterinary policy and the chief veterinary spokesperson for the Humane Society of the United States) discusses the inherent conflict for veterinarians who are juggling the demands of multinational food production, large “pharma” companies and grants for research; in his 23 years of federal service with the United States Public Health Service he sees there are “three legs of the stool” — veterinary medicine, humane societies and law enforcement.