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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