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.]

Hosted by Tracie Hotchner


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Humane Talk #8034 (11-10-2014)

Humane Talk

Humane Talk (11-10-2014) #8034: Wayne talks dogs in the small Asian nation of Bhutan and an ongoing project where Humane Society International is helping street dogs and communities by sterilizing tens of thousands of free-roaming dogs; Tracie and Wayne discuss how competitive racing is a dangerous game for horses that leads to the injury and death of far too many horses, mentioning a series in the New York Times that brought more attention to the serious problems with injuries, drugs, and overbreeding in the industry. [http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/25/us/death-and-disarray-at-americas-racetracks.html?pagewanted=all…module=Search…mabReward=relbias%3Ar…_r=0]