The Humane Economy

How Innovators and Enlightened Consumers are Transforming the Lives of Animals
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (12.30 hours)
Product Number: Z100101563
Released: Apr 19, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062456694
Narrator/s: Eric Martin
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A major new exploration of the economics of animal exploitation and a practical roadmap for how we can use the marketplace to promote the welfare of all living creatures, from the renowned animal-rights advocate Wayne Pacelle, President/CEO of the Humane Society of the United States and New York Times bestselling author of The Bond. In the mid-nineteenth century, New Bedford, Massachusetts was the whaling capital of the world. A half-gallon of sperm oil cost approximately $1,400 in today's dollars, and whale populations were hunted to near extinction for profit. But with the advent of fossil fuels, the whaling industry collapsed, and today, the area around New Bedford is instead known as one of the best places in the world for whale watching. This transformation is emblematic of a new sort of economic revolution, one that has the power to transform the future of animal welfare. In The Humane Economy, Wayne Pacelle, President/CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, explores how our everyday economic decisions impact the survival and wellbeing of animals, and how we can make choices that better support them. Though most of us have never harpooned a sea creature, clubbed a seal, or killed an animal for profit, we are all part of an interconnected web that has a tremendous impact on animal welfare, and the decisions we make-whether supporting local, not industrial, farming; adopting a rescue dog or a shelter animal instead of one from a "puppy mill"; avoiding products that compromise the habitat of wild species; or even seeing Cirque du Soleil instead of Ringling Brothers-do matter. The Humane Economy shows us how what we do everyday as consumers can benefit animals, the environment, and human society, and why these decisions can make economic sense as well.

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Author(s): Wayne Pacelle
Original Publish Date: Apr 19, 2016

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The Humane Economy
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Product Number:Z100101563
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Author(s): Wayne Pacelle
Narrator(s): Eric Martin
Product Number DD23984
Released: Apr 19, 2016
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ISBN: #9781504696418
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Author(s): Wayne Pacelle
Product Number EB00612757
Released: Apr 19, 2016
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN: #9780062389664

Professional reviews

"Eric Martin gives a resonant narration to this important audiobook by the head of the Humane Society of the United States. Martin's thoughtful phrasing conveys every nuance and all of the urgency in the author's message. Pacelle, a vegan, is a clear-headed reporter of the opportunities we have to improve our treatment of animals. With the history he provides of performing and sporting animals, medical and cosmetic testing, wildlife management, factory farming, and the culture of pets, he provides the type of context most of us overlook--or don't want to know about--when thinking about animal welfare. Martin's delivery enhances this overview of a revolution that is already improving how we feed the planet and live responsibly with our animal friends. T.W. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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