After interviewing HSUS President Wayne Pacelle, Winfrey pledged to go meat-free on Mondays and asked her huge fanbase to do the same.
The President of The Humane Society of the United States Wayne Pacelle appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s show Super Soul Sunday. The conversation was based on the connection of humans to animals and likewise. Winfrey gave credit to Pacelle for his new book The Humane Economy: How Innovators and Enlightened Consumers Are Transforming the Lives of Animals for raising her awareness about the connection between animal suffering and human consumption.
Pacelle commented on the “schizophrenic” relationship we have with the animal kingdom.
He states that people proclaim to love animals meanwhile they continue exploiting them for food, fashion, and entertainment.
“We are in a moment…are we not? There is an awakening to a new way of bringing consciousness to how we treat animals around us,” Winfrey stated
“Listen,” Pacelle answered, “we were asleep with our treatment of animals,” adding, “I think in the last five to 10 years, we’ve started to wake up.” Pacelle offered Oprah advice on what small things people could do to have an impact on the lives of animals, telling her to go meatless on Mondays.
After the show, Winfrey took to Twitter and urged her 33.5 million followers to go meat-free.
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