Westie Wednesday talks animal rights

CHAPEL HILL — Animal rights activist Wayne Pacelle was a boy, his uncle bought him and his cousins West Highland White Terriers, or “Westies.” Pacelle and his cousins fell in love with their new outdoor puppies, Brandy and Randy, which were born in Kansas, the largest puppy mill state at the time. And when Pacelle and his family finished playing with the pups, they would tether the dogs without a second thought.

Now as president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, Pacelle works to raise awareness of the contradictory ways many animal-loving Americans treat animals. As a dog-lover who tethered his puppy-mill Westie as a child, Pacelle argues that the bond humans have with animals has been broken.

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