Friday, January 31, 2014

Wayne Pacelle, 2014 Healthy Farms Conference Keynote

The Key Ingredients for Animal Agriculture: More Farmers, More Attention to Animals

When: Friday, February 14th, 2014. Beginning at 8:30am
Where: Younes Conference Center, Kearney, Nebraska.

Wayne Pacelle is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Humane Society of the UnitedStates.

Pacelle took office June 1, 2004 after serving for nearly 10 years as the organization's chief lobbyist and spokesperson. As president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, Wayne Pacelle leads the nation’s largest animal protection organization – one of the 100 largest charities in the United States, according to Forbes Magazine. During his tenure, Pacelle has more than doubled the size of the organization, and its impact is felt throughout the United States and increasingly throughout the world. 

The HSUS is the largest provider of direct care services to animals, and it works to shape public and corporate policies in the realm of companion animals, farm animals, horses, wildlife, and animals used in testing and research. In the last 9 years, he and HSUS have helped to pass more than 725 new state laws for animals and worked with dozens of major food retailers to provide markets for more humanely produced animal products. Pacelle is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them. His work on animal issues has been featured in thousands of newspapers and magazines across the country. He received his B.A. in history and studies in the environment from Yale University in 1987.

The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them

A fascinating exploration of humanity's eternal bond with animals, and an urgent call to answer the needs of millions of at-risk creatures. 

A landmark work, The Bond is the passionate, insightful, and comprehensive examination of our special connection to all creatures, written by one of America's most important champions of animal welfare. Wayne Pacelle, the president of the Humane Society of the United States, unveils the deep links of the human-animal bond, as well as the conflicting impulses that have led us to betray this bond through widespread and systemic cruelty to animals.

“If the animals knew about this book they would, without doubt, confer on Wayne Pacelle, their highest honor.”
—Jane Goodall

The Bond is the best overall book on animals I have ever read. Brilliant and moving.”
—John Mackey, CEO and Co-founder of Whole Foods Market

2014 Healthy Farms Conference Keynote

Pacelle will discuss why it’s critical that family farmers and animal advocates unite to take back our food system from people who have little regard for animals, family farmers, and rural communities.  American consumers and corporate farmers have become too disassociated from the way animals are treated, resulting in a wide array of abuses and a dissolution in American family agriculture.  

Consumers increasingly want options.  They want to know their farmers, they want to know how animals are treated, and they want more transparency in the process.  With more farmers on the land, we can help put an end to the disastrous 50-year experiment with factory farming and restore a conscious awareness of humane, responsible, and sustainable food production in the United States.

Please join hundreds of other sustainable farmers and sustainable agriculture advocates in hearing Mr. Pacelle in Kearney,

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