Ousted by donor & staff rejection of board vote of confidence WASHINGTON D.C.––Kitty Block, previously president of the Humane Society of the U.S. subsidiary Humane Society International, on February 2, 2018 ascended to the HSUS presidency. Block became interim HSUS president following the surprise resignation of 13-year president Wayne Pacelle, less than 24 hours after […]
HSUS board keeps Pacelle despite seven resignations & loss of donors
Squelches further investigation of sexual harassment allegations WASHINGTON D.C.––Defying the loss of at least $1 million in donor pledges, the Humane Society of the U.S. board of directors at a seven-hour emergency meeting on February 1, 2018 elected to keep 13-year president Wayne Pacelle despite allegations that he sexually harassed at least three female […]
How will the HSUS board respond to Wayne Pacelle’s shadow?
Will Groundhog Day bring HSUS a change of climate? WASHINGTON D.C.––Groundhog Day, February 2, 2018, is likely to see the Humane Society of the U.S. striving to rid itself of the shadow left by thirteen-year president Wayne Pacelle. Pacelle is not expected to remain in office––or at least not for long––after a February 1 board […]
Is Wayne Pacelle on his way out at the Humane Society of the U.S.?
“Workplace misconduct” investigation could be the beginning of the end WASHINGTON D.C.––Is the Humane Society of the U.S. close to changing the guard? Recent indications are that HSUS president Wayne Pacelle, heading the organization since mid-2003, may be on his way out at the 2018 HSUS midyear annual meeting, if not sooner, in favor […]