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 #8019 (5-19-2014)

Humane Talk (5-19-2014) #8019: Wayne explains the problem of gestation crates, where many breeding sows are confined on factory farms for most of their lives without even being able to turn around — animal advocates are campaigning to phase out these cruel cramped crates for breeding mothers; online sales of puppies are usually from mass-production puppy mills, so buyers must beware, even though cute looking puppies may win you over, unsuspecting consumers don’t know that a recent investigation linked a major puppy broker to inhumane puppy mills and how they can avoid supporting puppy mills when getting a dog.