HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle, known bully and honesty-deficient scoundrel, unfortunately has yet another book in the works. The title of Pacelle’s newest rag, The Humane Economy, refers to his notion of an economic system that abides by his arbitrary standards for animal liberation. If an alternative exists to an animal-based product, it must always be put into use. In short, that means we should all stop eating bacon and instead eat some soy-based fake-meat alternative, or else we’re “immoral.” (Pacelle has compared his crusade to ending slavery, so that tells you how he views the 99 percent of Americans who enjoy foods like ice cream.)
Pacelle’s “humane economy” would mean the end of egg, dairy, and meat farms, as well as hunting, leather, and even silk (those silkworms are so oppressed, you know). You can tell that these are the ivory-tower goals of a guy who makes $400,000 a year and lives in a posh neighborhood of Washington, D.C. What he’s calling for is the elimination of swaths of jobs and the elimination of choices for consumers simply because they don’t fit his personal vegan worldview. It’s elitism at its worst.
In advance of his upcoming release, we here at HumaneWatch thought it would be worth checking in on the status of Pacelle’s previous literary charade, The Bond—an odd name considering Pacelle has said, “there’s no special bond between me and other animals.” As we’ve covered previously, The Bond failed to set the literary world aflame despite Pacelle sending himself on a massive 100-stop vanity tour. We suspect that the world tour he embarked upon may have just been an excuse to boost his frequent flier miles, but that’s neither here nor there.
As of this writing, The Bond is ranked 702,078 in sales on Amazon. According to Amazon, the following books rank higher than Pacelle’s written word:
- Kama Pootra: 52 Mind-Blowing Ways to Poop
- The Day the Crayons Quit
- Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought
It would seem as though Pacelle’s purportedly riveting book carries significantly less weight than he would like it to. We look forward to seeing how The Humane Economy fares come next year—not to mention how many cities Pacelle flies himself to.