A Humane Revolution
Wayne Pacelle has made life better for animals by attacking issues
from all sides and spending liberally on ads and fundraising.
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Wayne Pacelle’s rescue dog Lily, a beagle mix, goes to the office with him every day. His cat Zoe stays home.
TACTICS THE HUMANE SOCIETY USES TO TURBOCHARGE ITS FIGHT TO SAVE ANIMALS
A Humane Society investigator exposed what the
group called “a veritable house of horrors” at
New England’s largest egg producers.
The Humane Society Legislative Fund, the organization’s political-action committee, reported
spending $373,000 during the 2016 election
cycle (through October) to support federal candidates. The PAC spent 66 percent on Democrats,
34 percent on Republicans.
To promote alternatives to meat, the nonprofit
has invested in start-up companies such as
Beyond Meat and Miyoko’s Kitchen.
The charity’s lawyers have joined in lawsuits affecting horse slaughter, cockfighting, whales, and
labels that promise “dolphin-free” tuna.