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

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

Wayne Pacelle

Language: English

Pages: 448

ISBN: 006196980X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

“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.

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hours on the ice, walking around, taking photos, and filming. We wanted to document this experience and kindle people’s bond with wildlife and nature. The babies are born with thick white fur, and they drink up the fat-rich milk of their mothers for about twelve days. Then the mothers leave them, forever. For another two weeks, the babies still can’t swim, and they move by clumsily dragging themselves along the ice with their developing flippers. It is during this most vulnerable phase of their

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consent of the governed. Laws that perpetuated any wrongs or abuses of power were unjust laws and stood in need of democratic reform to meet the demands of impartial justice. With these new principles ringingly affirmed in the Declaration of the Rights of Man and above all in the American Declaration of Independence, there could be no going back, and old and obvious evils could no longer be excused or explained away as the natural order. Of course, the most glaring of wrong in that era was human

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