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Animal Protection in the 21st Century: Finding Clarity in Our Tangled, Contradictory Relationship with Animals

Wayne Pacelle (CEO of the Humane Society of the US)
Friday, January 30, 2015 - 7:00pm
Henry Art Gallery Auditorium

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Wayne Pacelle is president and Chief Executive Officer The Humane Society of the United States. As president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Wayne Pacelle leads the nation’s largest animal protection organization— 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 works to shape public and corporate policies in the realm of companion animals, farm animals, horses, wildlife, and animals used in testing and research. In the last 8 years, Pacelle and The HSUS have helped to pass more than 800 new state laws to help animals, and he’s personally led more than 25 successful ballot measures. Pacelle is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them. He received his B.A. in history and environmental studies from Yale University in 1987.

Thinking Animals: Species, Power and the Politics of Care in the World

7PM-January 9, January 30, February 13, February 27 and March 6
Henry Art Gallery Auditorium \ University of Washington

Presented in partnership with the University of Washington's Critical Animal Studies working group.

Animals occupy a paradoxical place in the world: they are everywhere, yet hidden. This course explores the histories, politics, and cultural dynamics of how humans see and do not see animals in the world. Bringing expertise from wildlife sciences, animal welfare, geography, anthropology, literature and political science, a distinguished set of speakers will explore human-animal connections in a range of global and historical contexts, including Renaissance France, contemporary Peru, and urban and rural spaces in the United States.

This series of lectures will be held at the Henry Art Gallery in conjunction with their upcoming exhibition by Ann Hamilton which will touch on themes of human and non-human animals. For more on Ann Hamilton and this exhibition click here.

Single tickets for each event may be purchased at the door for $20. The box office will open at 6:00 PM.

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