The Bond by Wayne Pacelle

68%

5 Critic Reviews

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.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

“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

The Bond is at once heart-breaking and heart-warming. No animal escapes Wayne Pacelle’s attention; nor should his book escape any human animal’s attention.”
—Alexandra Horowitz, New York Times Bestselling Author of Inside of a Dog

The president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, the world’s largest animal protection organization, Wayne Pacelle brings us The Bond, a heartfelt, eye-opening exploration of the special bond between animals and humans. With the poignant insight of Animals Make Us Human and the shocking reality of Fast Food Nation—filled with history, valuable insights, and fascinating stories of the author’s experience in the field—The Bond is an important investigation into all the ways we can repair our broken bond with the animal kingdom and a thrilling chronicle of one man’s extraordinary contribution to that effort.

 

About Wayne Pacelle

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During his seventeen years with the Humane Society of the United States, including seven years as president and CEO, Wayne Pacelle has played a leading role in making HSUS, the nation's largest animal protection charity, into a dynamic public force and voice for animals. Taking a special interest in law reform, he has been the leading strategist in getting animal protection laws enacted by direct action of the electorate, designing winning campaigns in a dozen states for ballot initiatives that outlawed cockfighting, factory farming practices, bear baiting, and a host of other inhumane practices. He has become the voice and face of the humane movement in this country.
 
Published April 5, 2011 by HarperCollins e-books. 659 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction
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All: 5 | Positive: 3 | Negative: 2

Kirkus

Above average
on Apr 08 2011

In this debut memoir, Pacelle describes the activities of the Humane Society of the United States, under his direction, and presents the compelling case that by challenging cruelty to animals we are defending our own humanity.

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Feb 02 2016

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.

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Examiner

Excellent
Reviewed by Zack Kopp on Apr 08 2011

Pacelle cites scholars and historians throughout to help us understand just nd the animal welfare movement arrived at its current level of effectiveness and oversight.

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Examiner

Below average
Reviewed by Pamela Kramer on Apr 02 2011

For those who might want a more unbiased view of animal welfare, there are myriad other books available. And many of them are written with sincere emotion and passion. This one is not.

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Christianity Today

Above average
Reviewed by KAREN SWALLOW PRIOR on Apr 12 2011

While The Bond is not explicitly Christian, nor is it addressed directly to Christians, it seems to speak with equal fluency to both the thoughtful Christian reader and the thoughtful citizen of no particular religious belief.

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