Wayne Pacelle’s Talk is on Vimeo!
HSUS President and CEO Discusses the Human/Animal Bond at Calvin College
In case you missed Wayne Pacelle’s talk at Calvin College during Wake Up Weekend 2012, you can stream it above or send the Vimeo link to friends and family. Also, feel free to check out and share all the media coverage of Wayne’s visit, including his radio interviews with WGVU and WMUK, a critical appraisal of HSUS in the Kalamazoo Gazette and a reply to it from Pacelle, and these write-ups in The Rapidian, The Grand Rapids Press, and Exploits of a Vegan Wannabe. Thanks so much again to Wayne Pacelle, HSUS Michigan State Director Jill Fritz, The Humane Society of the United States, and Calvin Center For Christian Scholarship for this terrific opportunity!
someone needs to ask Wayne some hard ball questions .. like how will we feed our population if animal agriculture is eliminated. We have few animal farmers now so if they are put out of business where will our food come from? and most importantly to the vegans of the world.. if all people become vegan ( the ultimate goal of the deep ecologists like Wayne) are you all right with the extinction of domestic animals like chickens, cows, sheep and pigs and even dogs and cats.. seems like Wayne is perfectly fine with this as seen by his famous quotes:
“I don’t have a hands-on fondness for animals…To this day I don’t feel bonded to any non-human animal. I like them and I pet them and I’m kind to them, but there’s no special bond between me and other animals.” Wayne Pacelle quoted in Bloodties: Nature, Culture and the Hunt by Ted Kerasote,
“We have no ethical obligation to preserve the different breeds of livestock produced through selective breeding. . One generation and out. We have no problem with the extinction of domestic animals. They are creations of human selective breeding.” Wayne Pacelle, Senior VP of Humane Society of the US, formerly of Friends of Animals and Fund for Animals, Animal People, May, 1993
When asked if he envisioned a future without pets, “If I had my personal view, perhaps that might take hold. In fact, I don’t want to see another dog or cat born.” Wayne Pacelle quoted in Bloodties: Nature, Culture and the Hunt by Ted Kerasote, 1993, p. 266.
“like how will we feed our population if animal agriculture is eliminated”
with plant foods. that farmers grow.
Thanks so much for sharing this video, and I’m so glad you enjoyed hearing Wayne speak!
Mr. Pacelle is not interested in animals at all. HIs idea is to use the academic speaking circuit to give his deep ecology vegan cult philosophy the mantle of authorit that universities are known to supply to speakers. He does this to raise money for himself and his organization. He has no degree in this field and no real knowledge about the nutritional needs of human beings. Not all people can survive on a meat free diet. Most people do not have the intestinal flora and fauna that are required for making active VB12 and the VB12 that comes from plants is inactive in the human body. 3 out of every five persons cannot consume grain nor are human beings meant to survive on plant material alone. Moderation is the key to health not extremes in eating. 12 million children die every year from lack of protein and in the wealthiest countries 15 children have died from strict vegan diets demanded by their parents who lack the understanding of how a child’s body grows. This man ought to be held responsible for these deaths as it is through his promotion of no animal products vegan diets that these parents sought to promote health that ended in death. Lack of VB12 causes the brain to become irrational in thought and overly emotional in response. Lack of active B12 in children retards brain development and no plant material can supply active VB12. Deep ecologists believe that the human population should end and leave this world. Peter Singer a leader in this movement recently wrote an article for the New York Times titles “Should this be the last generation?” and he was talking about how our young people should spay and neuter themselves until the last human being dies out. Mr. Pacelle is out for the money, but he is no different than Singer in his belief that the human species has exceeded its time on this earth. This is not about animal welfare but domestic animal extinction at the expense of all human beings. It is well known that there is not enough land or water to grow enough protein based plants for our present or future human population even if the human species could survive on such a diet. This is a stealth way of cutting down the human population by removing the most basic food from the food chain and that is meat. Vegans always claim they do this to prevent killing animals, but in raising plants for food many more millions of animals are killed when cultivating or harvesting a crop. The idea of living without meat is an insane one brought about by the irrational philosophy of a few already brain damaged individuals who are overly emotional about their food source. These deep ecologists are terrorists and before HSUS got so rich on the emotions of pet owners they were listed as terrorists in the homeland security documents on terrorism. But HSUS used their money on politicians to get delisted. That is why Mr. Pacelle keeps on pushing videos that slant or out right lie about the actual operations of the food industry. For colleges and universities to harbor these people and promote their ideas is to promote the end of the human species. These people are already warped and should be ignored instead they play on emotions and lie to the public while pushing for laws that will eventually drive out all production of meat based foods. Until the public wakes up and realizes who and what they are more people will die and as always it is the children who are dying first.
This college should have had on one of the most famous former vegan promoter to counter this man’s lies. Veganism, a diet containing no animal-based foods including meat, fish, dairy or eggs, is a cult. Deep ecologists push the vegan diet because they know it will kill off the human population. There are no vegan societies for a simple reason: a vegan diet is not adequate in the long run. “Unfortunately there are vegans who subscribe to what is really a form of creationism, a fictional evolutionary narrative in which humans are a peaceful herbivorous species. Proponents of this often cite “evidence” that is very poor and completely irrelevant, such as our lack of fangs (plenty of herbivores have fangs and many omnivores do not).
They threatened the life of one of the most popular vegan bloggers when she stopped being a vegan. Tasha of Voracious Eats was always careful to take iron and Vitamin B12 supplements. But she got sick, and her blood tests showed severe deficiencies. She had been feeling weak and exhausted for more than 6 months. She could no longer work out and spent most of the day in bed. She couldn’t remember simple words or the names of her friends, and she was freezing cold even in the midst of a sweltering Saudi summer. The worst symptom of her strict vegan diet was depression along with a host of other ills. Her doctor explained that while a few people thrive on a vegan diet for some years as long as their gut makes VB12 they will get by, but the human body does not absorb vitamins and minerals from supplements as it does from actual food. Nor do we know all of the nutrients our bodies require that are found in meat. Fortunately, adding small amounts of meat and eggs to her body resolved every one of her problems. Reactions from the vegan community included death threats and attacks on her person when she tried to relay her findings at Vegan food conferences. But she learned that many advocates of a vegan diet secretly eat some animal protein from time to time. And she is not the only one to quit veganism publicly for health reasons.
In the last part of her post, Tasha explains why veganism won’t solve global warming, because manure is the most effective and sustainable fertilizer for growing all those vegetables. Nature designed us to eat meat and to have this collaborative relationship with animals. Every time we human beings try to mess with nature we pay a terrible price. We are paying that price now in higher food prices and if Mr. Pacelle is allowed to continue we will see more children dying from the vegan diet. For ongoing health, Dr. Hal Huggins recommends that 40% of your calories come from animal fat. Shame on this university for promoting this cult whose sole intent is to damage human beings.
I’m sure Tasha was able to argue with equal passion for her position while she was vegan, anybody can do that. Doesn’t give her claims any moire merit now. As for calling the idea of not eating meat “insane”, I would suggest that you are the fanatic on this one.