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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Yes, Animals Have Feelings (Op-Ed)
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Why We Need Animal Sanctuaries (Op-Ed)
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Every abandoned tiger needs a home, but not all sanctuaries are created the same.
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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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Little-Known Porbeagle Shark May Soon Get Protection (Op-Ed)
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November 28th, 2014
Despite living as long as 45 years, porbeagle sharks are at risk of being hunted to extinction.
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Can You Really get Ebola From Your Dog? (Op-Ed)
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Can you get Ebola from your pets?
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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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Abandoned, Even Wild Animals Can Find Sanctuary (Gallery)
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November 6th, 2014
Sanctuaries are the final stop for many of the most exotic abandoned animals.
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How Animals are Affected by Ebola — in West Africa and Abroad (Op-Ed)
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Local heroes are looking out for animals as Ebola spreads through West Africa.
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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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