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Hosted by author and radio show host Tracie Hotchner, "Humane Talk" is a weekly, 15-minute conversation with Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the nation's largest animal protection organization, The Humane Society of the United States. Tune in to the podcast every Friday for the latest on animals in our world.

Hosted by author and radio show host Tracie Hotchner, "Humane Talk" is a weekly, 15-minute conversation with Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the nation's largest animal protection organization, The Humane Society of the United States. Tune in to the podcast every Friday for the latest on animals in our world.
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Hosted by author and radio show host Tracie Hotchner, "Humane Talk" is a weekly, 15-minute conversation with Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the nation's largest animal protection organization, The Humane Society of the United States. Tune in to the podcast every Friday for the latest on animals in our world.

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Episodes

Pets of Valor

7/15/2013
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The HSUS' mission statement is Celebrating Animals, Confronting Cruelty. The HSUS addresses the most egregious forms of cruelty against animals, but also celebrates the human-animal bond and animals that go above and beyond.

The HSUS Annual Report

7/9/2013
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The HSUS recently released its 2012 annual report, showing the huge accomplishments of the organization for the year.

Duration:00:13:51

Episode 87: Closing the Last Gas Chambers

7/1/2013
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Wayne and Tracie discuss gas chambers, an antiquated and inhumane method of euthanizing shelter animals.

Duration:00:14:55

Episode 86: Animal Fighting Spectator Bill

6/14/2013
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All 50 states have laws that ban animal fighting, however a dangerous loophole exists in federal law that prevents spectators from being arrested or prosecuted.

Duration:00:14:18

Episode 85: Nightmare in Mississippi

6/7/2013
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The conditions our rescue team witnessed at a recent puppy mill raid in Mississippi were nothing short of appalling. It was, in a word, a nightmare for the animals.

Duration:00:14:05

Episode 84: The King Amendment

5/31/2013
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Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, has proposed an amendment to the Farm Bill that would nullify any standards approved at the state level to regulate agriculture.

Duration:00:14:13

Episode 83: Victory for Dolphins

5/24/2013
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Wayne and Tracie discuss the recent developments in the ongoing struggle to keep dolphin-safe tuna labeling requirements intact.

Duration:00:13:26

Episode 82: Get the Lead Out

5/17/2013
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Assembly Bill 711 seeks to ban the use of toxic lead ammunition in California. Lead bullets continue to kill wildlife long after being discharged into the environment.

Duration:00:13:12

Episode 81: Canada's Seal Slaughter

5/10/2013
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Thousands of baby seals are clubbed to death during the Canadian seal slaughter each year. Although there is little demand for seal fur, the Canadian government continues to buy up the excess pelts.

Duration:00:13:58

Episode 80: Michigan Wolves and Doves

5/2/2013
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Michigan Senate Bill 288 would allow the repeal of one of the most popular ballot measures in Michigan history, which outlawed the target shooting of mourning doves.

Duration:00:14:26

Epidsode 79: Wayne and Ellen Speak Up for Animals

4/25/2013
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Tracie and Wayne discuss Wayne's recent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show where he talked about the dangerous Tennessee anti-whistleblower bill that is making its way to Governor Bill Haslam's desk.

Duration:00:14:33

Episode 78: Meatless Mondays

4/22/2013
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The second largest school district in the country, Los Angeles Unified, recently made a commitment to go meat-free on Mondays.

Duration:00:15:43

Episode 77: PUPS Act & Puppy Mills

4/12/2013
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Wayne and Tracie discuss puppy mills, the AKC, and the recently introduced PUPS Act – federal legislation that would close a loophole that allows puppy millers to sell over the internet without regulation.

Duration:00:16:17

Episode 76: Wolf Reintroduction Ends in Tragedy

4/4/2013
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Starting in the 1990s, there was an effort to reintroduce wolves in the Northern Rockies. Many people were quick to label the effort a success, but that was a premature judgment.

Duration:00:13:52

Episode 75: Is Your Fur Faux?

4/1/2013
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The FTC has taken action against several big name retailers that falsely advertised real fur as faux fur. The HSUS has conducted many investigations exposing falsely labeled or falsely advertised fur garments.

Duration:00:14:04

Episode 74: Horse Meat on the Menu?

3/25/2013
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Wayne and Tracie discuss the issues surrounding horse slaughter and horse meat, and the recent developments in the EU and the U.S. regarding meat contamination, welfare concerns, and food safety problems.

Duration:00:14:43

Episode 73: When Animals Are In Need, The HSUS Is There

3/15/2013
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Wayne and Tracie discuss all the ways in which The HSUS helps animals - particularly in terms of direct care. Contrary to the claims of many opposition groups, The HSUS is the No. 1 organization in the nation for hands-on animal care.

Duration:00:14:15

Episode 72: Whistleblower Suppression Laws

3/4/2013
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One of the only methods of bringing individuals and companies who engage in serious animal cruelty offenses to justice is to videotape or photograph them engaging in the illegal act.

Duration:00:16:05

Episode 71: NIH Working Group Finds Chimps Should No Longer be Used for Invasive Research

2/22/2013
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Recently, the National Institutes of Health set up a working group to determine whether or not research on chimpanzees is necessary. They found that all but 50 chimps should be permanently retired and research discontinued.

Duration:00:15:02

Episode 70: Saying Goodbye to Billy and Working to Stop Puppy Mills

2/8/2013
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Billy was a puppy mill dog whose video turned into an overnight internet sensation. The years of neglect Billy suffered were too much, and sadly, he passed away in December.

Duration:00:13:04