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March 4, 2011

Noted Authors and Advocates Offer Praise for Wayne Pacelle's "The Bond"

Early praise for Pacelle's first book

The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them by Wayne Pacelle, CEO and President of The Humane Society of the United States, examines our kinship with animals and argues for our mission to "make things right" for animals.

Read what these noted authors and animal welfare advocates had to say about The Bond:

“The Bond is rich with fascinating, sometimes deeply moving, and sometimes deeply disturbing descriptions of our relationship with our fellow animals.  It is thought-provoking, and for some it will be thought-changing. I hope that The Bond, written with such clarity and honesty,  will be translated into many languages and become compulsory reading for high school and university students around the world.  It will give new tools to those who are already working to help animals.  But it must also be read by those who have not yet understood the true nature of animals and our relationship with them, that they too may help in the fight against cruelty and ignorance. If the animals knew about this book they would, without doubt, confer on Wayne their highest honor.” — JANE GOODALL, PhD, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace

 “The Bond is the best overall book on animals I have ever read. Brilliant and moving, Wayne Pacelle’s book communicates something profoundly important to its readers—it calls us to enter into a deeper and more caring relationship with animals. The very best books change the way we see the world and the way we see ourselves. The Bond is that kind of book.” — JOHN MACKEY, CEO and Co-founder of Whole Foods Market

“No animal escapes Wayne Pacelle’s attention; nor should his book escape any human animal’s attention. At once heart-breaking and heart-warming, The Bond leaves one admiring and thankful to Pacelle for his efforts to assure every animal’s well-being.” — ALEXANDRA HOROWITZ, author of Inside of a Dog 

“For everyone who cares about animals, The Bond is not to be missed. Wayne Pacelle, who has done so much to make animal welfare a major cause in America today, gives us his perspective on everything from animal intelligence to zoos, and from factory farming to his role in the rehabilitation of Michael Vick. Heart-warming, informative, thrilling, inspiring, disturbing: The Bond covers the full range of our interactions with animals.” — PETER SINGER, author of Animal Liberation

“The Bond is a monumental achievement: Majestic in sweep and beautifully written, there is hardly any topic about animals that Wayne Pacelle has not touched and along the way, illuminated. He seems to have been everywhere and seen everything to do with animals, observing with deep compassion matched by an incisive intelligence.  There is so much information in his book, that every reader, no matter how well versed, will learn something. I can’t think of any other book this is so valuable. It is truly wonderful!” — JEFFREY MASSON, author of When Elephants Weep

“One cannot read this book without coming away moved and compelled to reappraise one's own actions. The Bond also is a fine and thought-provoking portrayal of how one man, Wayne Pacelle, and one organization, the Humane Society of the United States, have helped to reduce the suffering of animals.” — TED KERASOTE, author of Merle’s Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog

Published by William Morrow/Harper Collins, The Bond is now available. Purchase copies today from one of these online retailers or from your favorite bookstore. The Humane Society of the United States receives a portion of the advances paid by the publisher, and possible future royalties.

Find information about The Bond book tour»

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