WHO: Wayne Pacelle
President & CEO, The Humane Society of the United States
WHAT: Discussion, Q&A and Book Signing
WHERE & WHEN: Molly Malone’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
933 Baxter Avenue
Thursday, Nov. 3
7- 9 p.m. EDT
GRRAND Affair 15th Anniversary Celebration
Mellwood Arts Center
1860 Mellwood Ave.
Louisville, Ky. 31401
Friday, Nov. 4
6:30 – 10:30 p.m. EDT
Tickets: Entry into the GRRAND Affair is $50.
The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them (William Morrow; $26.99) is Wayne Pacelle’s first book and is a New York Times best-seller. It is a compassionate, insightful, and comprehensive examination of our special connection to all creatures, written by one of America’s most important champions of animal welfare. Pacelle will discuss the themes in the book and issues of local, national and international impact at the two events in Louisville on Nov. 3-4.
n the book, Pacelle unveils the deep links of the human–animal bond, as well as the conflicting impulses that have led us to betray this bond through widespread and systematic cruelty to animals. During a quarter–century of leadership, most of it at The HSUS, Pacelle has become America’s foremost voice for those who cannot speak in their own defense, and has helped to bring animal protection from the margins to the mainstream.
On Nov. 3, Pacelle will be speaking at Molly Malone’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, hosted by the Shamrock Foundation Arrow Fund. The Nov. 4 reading and book signing is being held as part of Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs of Dayton’s 15th Anniversary “GRRAND Affair” gala and fundraiser at the Mellwood Arts Center. Both events are open to the media and the public; tickets are required for the GRRAND Affair and cost $50.
The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest animal protection organization — backed by 11 million Americans, or one of every 28. For more than a half-century, The HSUS has been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education and hands-on programs. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty — On the Web at humanesociety.org.