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HSUS’s CEO May Be Coming to Your Town



reposted from HumaneWatch.org

Humane Society of the United States CEO Wayne Pacelle has a new book coming out today called The Humane Economy. You don’t need to have read it to be familiar with his general goal: A “humane economy” to Wayne Pacelle is one that doesn’t use animals. After all, Pacelle has said, “I don’t want to see another cat or dog born” and he has been a vegan for about 30 years.

Pacelle’s book follows 2011’s The Bond—an odd title for a guy who said “There’s no special bond between me and other animals.” For that book, Vain Wayne started off with a dozen-city or so tour—before expanding it to a months-long, 100-city international tour. We went to one event and weren’t particularly impressed with the turnout.

If Pacelle is coming to a town near you, we encourage readers to show up and ask him a tough question. He’s slick—but we’d like to see him talk his way out of these. HSUS supporters deserve answers. And if you do ask him, take a video on your cell phone if you can.

Five Questions for Wayne Pacelle:

  • 1How can you justify HSUS sticking over $100 million into Caribbean investments between 2012 and 2014 when animals are suffering now?
  • 2Why should anyone trust a man who, when asked if he envisioned a future without pets, said, “If I had my personal view perhaps that might take hold. In fact, I don’t want to see another cat or dog born.” (Note: If Wayne tries to dismiss these quotes as “things on the Internet,” they come from a published book.)
  • 3You criticize companies for being motivated by profit—yet you yourself recently bought a house for over $1 million in cash and have made over $4 million in compensation from HSUS over your tenure. Aren’t you motivated by money as well?
  • 4Whenever we tell people that HSUS has nothing to do with your local “humane society,” most people are completely surprised. How can you honestly claim that your members are aware of the difference?
  • 5Whenever there’s a natural disaster HSUS’s fundraising kicks into high gear. You raised over $2 million off of Hurricane Sandy, but only spent one-third of that on Sandy relief. How do you justify the slick, emotional marketing when you know the money will likely not be used for that specific issue?

     

    Pacelle’s tour schedule (may be updated periodically):

    TUESDAY, APRIL 19

    12:00 PM

    The Humane Economy by Wayne Pacelle will be featured on/at:

    FREE LIBRARY OF PHILADELPHIA/MONTGOMERY AUDITORIUM, 1901 Vine ST Philadelphia, PA 19103

     

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20

    7:00 PM

    The Humane Economy by Wayne Pacelle will be featured on/at:

    BARNES & NOBLE INC, Union SQ 33 E 17th St New York, NY 10003

     

    THURSDAY, APRIL 21

    6:30 PM

    The Humane Economy by Wayne Pacelle will be featured on/at:

    BARNES & NOBLE INC, 230 Main ST White Plains, NY 10601

     

    SATURDAY, APRIL 23

    1:30 PM

    The Humane Economy by Wayne Pacelle will be featured on/at:

    ELM STREET BOOKS, New Canaan Nature Center 144 Oenoke Rdg New Canaan, CT 06840

     

    SUNDAY, APRIL 24

    12:00 PM

    The Humane Economy by Wayne Pacelle will be featured on/at:

    BARNES & NOBLE INC, 60 Isham Rd Blue Back Sq/W Hartford Ctr West Hartford, CT 06107

     

    SUNDAY, APRIL 24

    3:00 PM

    The Humane Economy by Wayne Pacelle will be featured on/at:

    RJ JULIA BOOKSELLERS, 768 Boston Post Rd Madison, CT 06443

     

    MONDAY, APRIL 25

    8:00 PM

    The Humane Economy by Wayne Pacelle will be featured on/at:

    HARVARD COOP, 1400 Mass AVE Cambridge, MA 02238

     

    THURSDAY, APRIL 28

    7:30 PM

    The Humane Economy by Wayne Pacelle will be featured on/at:

    KEPLER’S BOOKS, 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA 94025

     

    FRIDAY, APRIL 29

    6:00 PM

    The Humane Economy by Wayne Pacelle will be featured on/at:

    BOOK PASSAGE, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd Corte Madera, CA 94925

     

    SATURDAY, APRIL 30

    3:00 PM

    The Humane Economy by Wayne Pacelle will be featured on/at:

    UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE, 4326 University Way NE Seattle, WA 98105

     

    SUNDAY, MAY 01

    2:00 PM

    The Humane Economy by Wayne Pacelle will be featured on/at:

    POWELL’S BOOKS, 1005 W Burnside St Portland, OR 97209

     

    MONDAY, MAY 02

    7:00 PM

    The Humane Economy by Wayne Pacelle will be featured on/at:

    TATTERED COVER BOOK STORE, 2526 E Colfax AVE Denver, CO 80206

     

    THURSDAY, MAY 05

    7:00 PM

    The Humane Economy by Wayne Pacelle will be featured on/at:

    BOOK PEOPLE, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. Austin, TX 78703

     

    FRIDAY, MAY 06

    7:00 PM

    The Humane Economy by Wayne Pacelle will be featured on/at:

    BARNES & NOBLE INC, B&N # 2884 7700 W Northwest Hwy Dallas, TX 75225Humane Society of the United States CEO Wayne Pacelle has a new book coming out today called The Humane Economy. You don’t need to have read it to be familiar with his general goal: A “humane economy” to Wayne Pacelle is one that doesn’t use animals. After all, Pacelle has said, “I don’t want to see another cat or dog born” and he has been a vegan for about 30 years.

    Pacelle’s book follows 2011’s The Bond—an odd title for a guy who said “There’s no special bond between me and other animals.” For that book, Vain Wayne started off with a dozen-city or so tour—before expanding it to a months-long, 100-city international tour. We went to one event and weren’t particularly impressed with the turnout.

    If Pacelle is coming to a town near you, we encourage readers to show up and ask him a tough question. He’s slick—but we’d like to see him talk his way out of these. HSUS supporters deserve answers. And if you do ask him, take a video on your cell phone if you can.

    Five Questions for Wayne Pacelle:

  • 6How can you justify HSUS sticking over $100 million into Caribbean investments between 2012 and 2014 when animals are suffering now?
  • 7Why should anyone trust a man who, when asked if he envisioned a future without pets, said, “If I had my personal view perhaps that might take hold. In fact, I don’t want to see another cat or dog born.” (Note: If Wayne tries to dismiss these quotes as “things on the Internet,” they come from a published book.)
  • 8You criticize companies for being motivated by profit—yet you yourself recently bought a house for over $1 million in cash and have made over $4 million in compensation from HSUS over your tenure. Aren’t you motivated by money as well?
  • 9Whenever we tell people that HSUS has nothing to do with your local “humane society,” most people are completely surprised. How can you honestly claim that your members are aware of the difference?
  • 10Whenever there’s a natural disaster HSUS’s fundraising kicks into high gear. You raised over $2 million off of Hurricane Sandy, but only spent one-third of that on Sandy relief. How do you justify the slick, emotional marketing when you know the money will likely not be used for that specific issue?

 

Pacelle’s tour schedule (may be updated periodically):

TUESDAY, APRIL 19

12:00 PM

The Humane Economy by Wayne Pacelle will be featured on/at:

FREE LIBRARY OF PHILADELPHIA/MONTGOMERY AUDITORIUM, 1901 Vine ST Philadelphia, PA 19103

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20

7:00 PM

The Humane Economy by Wayne Pacelle will be featured on/at:

BARNES & NOBLE INC, Union SQ 33 E 17th St New York, NY 10003

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 21

6:30 PM

The Humane Economy by Wayne Pacelle will be featured on/at:

BARNES & NOBLE INC, 230 Main ST White Plains, NY 10601

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 23

1:30 PM

The Humane Economy by Wayne Pacelle will be featured on/at:

ELM STREET BOOKS, New Canaan Nature Center 144 Oenoke Rdg New Canaan, CT 06840

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 24

12:00 PM

The Humane Economy by Wayne Pacelle will be featured on/at:

BARNES & NOBLE INC, 60 Isham Rd Blue Back Sq/W Hartford Ctr West Hartford, CT 06107

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 24

3:00 PM

The Humane Economy by Wayne Pacelle will be featured on/at:

RJ JULIA BOOKSELLERS, 768 Boston Post Rd Madison, CT 06443

 

MONDAY, APRIL 25

8:00 PM

The Humane Economy by Wayne Pacelle will be featured on/at:

HARVARD COOP, 1400 Mass AVE Cambridge, MA 02238

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 28

7:30 PM

The Humane Economy by Wayne Pacelle will be featured on/at:

KEPLER’S BOOKS, 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA 94025

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 29

6:00 PM

The Humane Economy by Wayne Pacelle will be featured on/at:

BOOK PASSAGE, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd Corte Madera, CA 94925

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 30

3:00 PM

The Humane Economy by Wayne Pacelle will be featured on/at:

UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE, 4326 University Way NE Seattle, WA 98105

 

SUNDAY, MAY 01

2:00 PM

The Humane Economy by Wayne Pacelle will be featured on/at:

POWELL’S BOOKS, 1005 W Burnside St Portland, OR 97209

 

MONDAY, MAY 02

7:00 PM

The Humane Economy by Wayne Pacelle will be featured on/at:

TATTERED COVER BOOK STORE, 2526 E Colfax AVE Denver, CO 80206

 

THURSDAY, MAY 05

7:00 PM

The Humane Economy by Wayne Pacelle will be featured on/at:

BOOK PEOPLE, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. Austin, TX 78703

 

FRIDAY, MAY 06

7:00 PM

The Humane Economy by Wayne Pacelle will be featured on/at:

BARNES & NOBLE INC, B&N # 2884 7700 W Northwest Hwy Dallas, TX 75225

 

MONDAY, MAY 09

7:30 PM

The Humane Economy by Wayne Pacelle will be featured on/at:

WARWICK’S, 7812 Girard AVE La Jolla, CA 92037

 

SATURDAY, MAY 14

2:00 PM

The Humane Economy by Wayne Pacelle will be featured on/at:

THE KING’S ENGLISH BOOKSHOP, 1511 S 1500 E Salt Lake City, UT 84105

 

MONDAY, MAY 09

7:30 PM

The Humane Economy by Wayne Pacelle will be featured on/at:

WARWICK’S, 7812 Girard AVE La Jolla, CA 92037

 

SATURDAY, MAY 14

2:00 PM

The Humane Economy by Wayne Pacelle will be featured on/at:

THE KING’S ENGLISH BOOKSHOP, 1511 S 1500 E Salt Lake City, UT 84105

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