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 for more up-to-date information.]

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The Pain and Suffering We Cause Fishes

Humane Talk (08-15-2016) #8061: Jonathan Balcombe on his book WHAT A FISH KNOWS discusses the pain and suffering we cause to fishes, why factory farmed fish may suffer even more than wild caught ones, and how “fish substitute” products make a tasty solution to the problem.