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

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

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by Wayne Pacelle
     
 

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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,

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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.

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Publishers Weekly
The Humane Society of the United States does more than work to save puppies and kittens. As Pacelle, its president and CEO, relates, the organization has worked to protect farm animals, pets, and wild animals, helping push forward legislation banning the production of downer cows (those too sick or weak to stand), bolstering laws banning cockfighting and dog fighting, and documenting the slaughter of bison and wolves at Yellowstone National Park. Pacelle believes that "a bond with animals is built into every one of us" and explores these bonds, along with the battles the HSUS has fought. The science and history of the animal-human bond, on the other hand, receives little attention, and Pacelle's first book often jumps abruptly across topics. But Pacelle's accounts are engaging and readers interested in learning more about the HSUS will enjoy the many vivid, poignant stories. Pacelle offers a list of "Fifty Ways to Help Animals," ranging from political activities to shopping, giving readers the means to affect change in the lives of animals and perhaps strengthen their own bond with them in the bargain. (Apr.)
Jane Goodall
"If the animals knew about this book, they would, without doubt, confer on Wayne Pacelle, their highest honor."
John Mackey
"The Bond is the best overall book on animals I have ever read. Brilliant and moving, it will change the way we see the world and the way we see ourselves."
Jeffrey Masson
Majestic in sweep and beautifully written, The Bond is a monumental achievement. I can’t think of any other book that is so valuable. It is truly wonderful!"
JANE GOODALL
“If the animals knew about this book, they would, without doubt, confer on Wayne Pacelle, their highest honor.”
JOHN MACKEY
The Bond is the best overall book on animals I have ever read. Brilliant and moving, it will change the way we see the world and the way we see ourselves.”
JEFFREY MASSON
Majestic in sweep and beautifully written, The Bond is a monumental achievement. I can’t think of any other book that is so valuable. It is truly wonderful!”
Library Journal
Plenty of books on the human-animal bond have appeared lately, but this one is special: the author is the high-profile president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States. The book is rich with anecdotes (like Pacelle's confronting seal clubbers and Michael Vicks). With a 100,000-copy first printing and a six-city tour.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061969805
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/03/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
423
Sales rank:
385,119
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.10(d)

What People are saying about this

Jeffrey Masson
Majestic in sweep and beautifully written, The Bond is a monumental achievement. I can’t think of any other book that is so valuable. It is truly wonderful!”
John Mackey
The Bond is the best overall book on animals I have ever read. Brilliant and moving, it will change the way we see the world and the way we see ourselves.”
Jane Goodall
“If the animals knew about this book, they would, without doubt, confer on Wayne Pacelle, their highest honor.”

Meet the Author

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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