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 #8033 (8-11-2014)

Humane Talk

Humane Talk (8/11/2014) #8033: Tracie shares Wayne’s enthusiasm about the growing momentum to stop the commercial slaughter of baby harp seals in Canada, as more countries close their borders to the seal fur trade, and animal advocates speak out against the killing; Wayne tells Tracie about the little-known problem of Class B dealers, who acquire pets from shelters, “free to good home” ads, and other sources, then sell them to be used in experiments. Fortunately, these random-source dealers are on their way out.