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WAYNE PACELLE w/ JOHN MACKEY - The Humane Economy
Thursday, May 5 at 7PM
Humane Society President and CEO
in conversation with
speaking & signing
The Humane Economy: How Innovators and Elightened Consumers are Transforming the Lives of Animals
We are proud to present president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States and bestselling author of The Bond, Wayne Pacelle. He will be here this night in conversation with Whole Foods Market co-CEO John Mackey about his new book The Humane Economy. After the talk he will be signing.
ABOUT THE HUMANE ECONOMY
A major new exploration of the economics of animal exploitation and a practical roadmap for how we can use the marketplace to promote the welfare of all living creatures, from the renowned animal-rights advocate Wayne Pacelle, President/CEO of the Humane Society of the United States and New York Times bestselling author of The Bond.
In the mid-nineteenth century, New Bedford, Massachusetts was the whaling capital of the world. A half-gallon of sperm oil cost approximately $1,400 in today’s dollars, and whale populations were hunted to near extinction for profit. But with the advent of fossil fuels, the whaling industry collapsed, and today, the area around New Bedford is instead known as one of the best places in the world for whale watching.
This transformation is emblematic of a new sort of economic revolution, one that has the power to transform the future of animal welfare. In The Humane Economy, Wayne Pacelle, President/CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, explores how our everyday economic decisions impact the survival and wellbeing of animals, and how we can make choices that better support them. Though most of us have never harpooned a sea creature, clubbed a seal, or killed an animal for profit, we are all part of an interconnected web that has a tremendous impact on animal welfare, and the decisions we make—whether supporting local, not industrial, farming; adopting a rescue dog or a shelter animal instead of one from a “puppy mill”; avoiding products that compromise the habitat of wild species; or even seeing Cirque du Soleil instead of Ringling Brothers—do matter. The Humane Economy shows us how what we do everyday as consumers can benefit animals, the environment, and human society, and why these decisions can make economic sense as well.
ABOUT WAYNE PACELLE
Wayne Pacelle is president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, the nation's largest animal protection organization.
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Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 7:00pm
603 N. Lamar
Austin, TX 78703