As president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Wayne Pacelle leads one of the 100 largest charities in the U.S., according to Forbes Magazine. During his tenure, Pacelle has more than doubled the size of the organization, and its impact is felt throughout the United States and increasingly throughout the world. The HSUS is the largest provider of direct care services to animals, and it is also the nation’s highest-impact advocacy organization for animals. He’s helped pass more than 1,000 state laws to advance the organization’s mission and negotiated agreements with dozens of the nation’s biggest corporations – from McDonald’s to Walmart to Armani. Pacelle writes for a number of publications, most recently, Foreign Affairs, and is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them and The Humane Economy. He received his B.A. in history and environmental studies from Yale University in 1987.
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