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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.

During his 17 years with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), 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.

The HSUS family of organizations is supported by over 11 million people nationwide. Learn more at www.humanesociety.org and join the humane movement!

The Humane Society of the United States receives a portion of the advances paid by the publisher and possible future royalties.

©2011 Wayne Pacelle and The Humane Society of the United States (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • labarretta
  • Miami Beach, FL, United States
  • 04-24-11

An inspiring must read for all animal lovers

The Bond is a must read for all animal lovers and stewards of the environment. The beautifully written book serves to educate the reader on the vast array of domestic and wild animal welfare issues that exist in the world, and the implications of that abuse and neglect not only on those creatures, but on our public health and the environment as well. I was surprised to learn that the Humane Society campaigns for just about every animal welfare concern out there; everything from agriculture farm animal welfare, to ethical hunting practices. This book inspired me to begin taking a much more Active role in helping animals live the lives they deserve. A wonderful read!

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A must for animal lovers and animal advocates

This is an enlightening book
A good review of the HSUS activities and the quest of it's written to stand for what he believes

I am so inspired and moved by his activism