Expert Voices: The Humane Society of the United States

Wayne Pacelle is the president and chief executive officer of The Humane Society of the United States. During his tenure, he has spurred major growth for the organization, which is now the nation's largest animal protection organization. Under Pacelle's leadership, The HSUS is rated a 4-star charity by Charity Navigator, approved by the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance for all 20 standards for charity accountability, voted by Guidestar's Philanthropedia experts as the No. 1 high-impact animal protection group, named by Worth Magazine as one of the 10 most fiscally responsible charities, and is ranked in the top 10 for nonprofit brands. He is also the founder of Humane USA, the non-partisan political arm of the animal protection movement, and the founder of The Humane Society Legislative Fund, a 501 c 4, social welfare organization that lobbies for animal welfare legislation and works to elect humane-minded candidates to public office. Pacelle's book, The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them, is a New York Times best-seller. He also blogs at A Humane Nation, where he covers the latest news and insights into our relationship with animals, and keeps readers informed about efforts to protect them. For more information visit
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FBI Targets Animal Cruelty as a Serious Crime
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October 17th, 2014
Crimes against animals are serious, and now the U.S. government is recognizing them as such.
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Turtle and Tortoise Travails and Triumphs (Op-Ed)
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August 26th, 2014
Turtles across the United States need help.
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Banned in 160 Nations, Why is Ractopamine in U.S. Pork? (Op-Ed)
July 26th, 2014
You may have never heard of ractopamine, but it's common in American pork.
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Disaster Planning With Pets in Mind
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October 9th, 2014
When disaster strikes, are you prepared? Are your pets?
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United States Moves to End Puppy Mill Imports
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August 15th, 2014
The USDA is changing the rules on imported puppies, preventing the exceptionally young and sick from having to endure what can be a deadly journey.
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Feed the Birds? Not Popcorn and Crumbled Bread (Op-Ed)
July 26th, 2014
Feed the birds — but not bread, crackers and junk food.
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Why Global Food Companies Are Dumping Animal Cruelty (Op-Ed)
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October 4th, 2014
Cruel factory-farming practices may soon fade after new policy announcements from some of the world's largest food companies.
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Dog State vs. Cat State? Pets and Politics (Op-Ed)
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August 7th, 2014
Does your pet reveal your political leanings?
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Got Chlorine? Your Chicken Might (Op-Ed)
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July 18th, 2014
If chicken production were more sanitary, the birds wouldn't need to be drenched in chlorine before leaving the factory.
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