Monday, January 30, 2012

Humane Society president to speak in Huntersville

Wayne Pacelle, president of the Humane Society of the United States, will be making a stop at Huntersville's Barnes & Noble in Birkdale at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2.

Pacelle will discuss his bestselling book, "The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them." He'll also take questions and sign copies.

In his book, Pacelle examines the deep links of the human-animal bond and conflicting impulses that have resulted in widespread cruelty to animals.

The event is co-hosted by Charlotte Mecklenburg Animal Care & Control and the Humane Society of Charlotte.


Gussie said...

You might rethink recommending this book after reading this quote by its author:

"I don't have a hands-on fondness for animals...To this day I don’t feel bonded to any non-human animal. I like them and I pet them and I'm kind to them, but there's no special bond between me and other animals." Wayne Pacelle, Humane Society of the United States, quoted in Bloodties: Nature, Culture and the Hunt by Ted Kerasote, 1993, p. 251.

There is little in this statement, or in any of Mr. Pacelle's actions as HSUS CEO that qualifies him to write a book on the bond humans share with animals or our need to defend them. Please save your money and spend it either on a more worthy author or even donate it to your LOCAL humane society, which fortunately has little to do with the HSUS.