Pacelle's best-selling book The Bond: Our Kinship With Animals, Our Call to Defend Them is a compassionate, engaging, and insightful exploration of our special connection to all creatures.

In the book, Pacelle unveils the deep links of the human–animal bond, and examines our newfound understanding of animals and their emotional and cognitive capacities. Pacelle also shows us where and how the bond has been broken through widespread and systematic cruelty to animals.

During a quarter–century of leadership, Pacelle has become America’s foremost voice for those who cannot speak in their own defense, and has helped to bring animal protection from the margins to the mainstream.

The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest animal protection organization, backed by 11 million Americans. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty for more than a half-century, The HSUS fights for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education and hands-on programs. The HSUS works to reduce suffering and improve the lives of all animals by advocating for better laws; investigating animal cruelty; conducting campaigns to reform industries; providing animal rescue and emergency response; and caring for animals through their sanctuaries, emergency shelters, wildlife rehabilitation centers, and clinics.

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Wayne Pacelle
President & CEO
The Humane Society of the United States

Presentation, Q&A and book signing with one of America’s most important champions of animal welfare.
Wednesday October 19, 2011 at 7:00 pm
UGA Miller Learning Center Room 102
Free and open to the public!
Sponsored by Speak Out for Species

Praise for The Bond by Wayne Pacelle

“The Bond is rich with fascinating, sometimes deeply moving, and sometimes deeply disturbing descriptions of our relationship with our fellow animals.  It is thought-provoking, and for some it will be thought-changing. I hope that The Bond, written with such clarity and honesty,  will be translated into many languages and become compulsory reading for high school and university students around the world.  It will give new tools to those who are already working to help animals.  But it must also be read by those who have not yet understood the true nature of animals and our relationship with them, that they too may help in the fight against cruelty and ignorance. If the animals knew about this book they would, without doubt, confer on Wayne their highest honor.” 
~JANE GOODALL, PhD, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace

“The Bond is the best overall book on animals I have ever read. Brilliant and moving, Wayne Pacelle’s book communicates something profoundly important to its readers—it calls us to enter into a deeper and more caring relationship with animals. The very best books change the way we see the world and the way we see ourselves. The Bond is that kind of book.”
~JOHN MACKEY, CEO and Co-founder of Whole Foods Market

“No animal escapes Wayne Pacelle’s attention; nor should his book escape any human animal’s attention. At once heart-breaking and heart-warming, The Bond leaves one admiring and thankful to Pacelle for his efforts to assure every animal’s well-being.”
~ALEXANDRA HOROWITZ, author of Inside of a Dog 
“For everyone who cares about animals, The Bond is not to be missed. Wayne Pacelle, who has done so much to make animal welfare a major cause in America today, gives us his perspective on everything from animal intelligence to zoos, and from factory farming to his role in the rehabilitation of Michael Vick. Heart-warming, informative, thrilling, inspiring, disturbing: The Bond covers the full range of our interactions with animals.”
~PETER SINGER, PhD, author of Animal Liberation

“The Bond is a monumental achievement: Majestic in sweep and beautifully written, there is hardly any topic about animals that Wayne Pacelle has not touched and along the way, illuminated. He seems to have been everywhere and seen everything to do with animals, observing with deep compassion matched by an incisive intelligence.  There is so much information in his book, that every reader, no matter how well versed, will learn something. I can’t think of any other book this is so valuable. It is truly wonderful!”
~JEFFREY MASSON, author of When Elephants Weep

“One cannot read this book without coming away moved and compelled to reappraise one's own actions. The Bond also is a fine and thought-provoking portrayal of how one man, Wayne Pacelle, and one organization, the Humane Society of the United States, have helped to reduce the suffering of animals.”
~TED KERASOTE, author of Merle’s Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog

"This well-argued, well-documented, and deeply disturbing book is an essential for pet owners, animal lovers, animal science students, and anyone concerned with the ethical treatment of animals."

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