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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Reforming Laws, Going Undercover

Humane Talk (06-08-2015) #8046: Tracie and Wayne Pacelle discuss that in addition to assisting in rescuing thousands of pets and running a network of sanctuaries in the U.S. the HSUS also works to protect animals by reforming policies in Congress, at the state level, and in the courts; they talk about how courageous investigators go undercover to investigate animal cruelty at factory farms, research labs, and slaughterhouses, where abuse is often hidden behind closed doors.