Humane Society of the United States President and CEO, Wayne Pacelle, will be at the University Book store in Seattle on Wednesday night for a public reading and signing of his new book.
"The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them" examines our contradictory attitudes towards animals and points to a better way forward, the HSUS says.
Pacelle said he believes it will be the "dawn of a new era in the movement to protect animals."
Pacelle visits Leavenworth Penitentiary in Kansas to speak with Michael Vick, who was serving time for dogfighting. He looks at factory farming and the "Hypocrisy of 'Happy Cows,'" as well as the tragedy of puppy mills. He also looks at the bison slaughter near Yellowstone National Park and the annual baby seal hunt in Canada.
Writes Pacelle, "As harsh as nature is for animals, cruelty comes only from human hands. We are the creature of conscience, aware of the wrongs we do and fully capable of making things right."
Pacelle has worked in the field for a quarter century, which includes 17 years at HSUS. He’ll be at the University Book Store from 7-9 p.m. RSVP on Facebook