Saturday, April 30, 2011

Hope for the Hopless and other issues

Yesterday, on April 30th, I had the opportunity to attend a program featuring Wayne Pacelle president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, discussing his new book "The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them." (I have read the book.) At the talk on Friday, Wayne Pacelle touched on several animal abuse issues.  Plus, rabbits were mentioned when he spoke briefly about the Rabbit Sanctuary, Inc. which he described to the audience as offering "hope for the hopless,"  for rescued rabbits in Simpsonville, South Carolina. (It is supported by The Fund for Animals and The Humane Society of the United States.) I sat at a table with a wide range of people who were advocates for all types of animals including wild horses (my sister), buffalo, birds, cats, dogs and marine mammals. (I was the "rabbit lady" at the table.)  It was an inspirational afternoon. You can listen to Wayne Pacelle's talk at the Portland City Club program archives page.