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.

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Humane Talk #8012 (3-31-2014)

Humane Talk (3-31-2014) #8012: Wayne describes how state ballot initiatives that allow voters to decide directly on important issues, and how the animal protection movement has used initiatives to outlaw cockfighting in Oklahoma and battery cages for hens in California; Wayne explains the U.S. Supreme Court case on a California law spurred by HSUS’s Hallmark/Westland slaughterhouse investigation, which uncovered terrible abuse of downer cattle and the massive meat recall it triggered because of human health concerns.