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Pamela Burns

The Hawaiian Humane Society president is working to create a humane society in its broadest sense

By Mark Coleman

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 27, 2012

~~<p>Pamela Burns, president of the Hawaiian Humane Society, says you don&rsquo;t have to believe in animal rights to care about animal welfare.</p>
<p>Not only is there the desire to prevent &ldquo;needless suffering,&rdquo; she said this week, but also, &ldquo;Animal abuse is directly related to human violence. So if you see an animal being abused in the home, it&rsquo;s very much of a red flag to look at other vulnerable groups in that home that also could be being abused.&rdquo;</p>
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Pamela Burns, president of the Hawaiian Humane Society, says you don’t have to believe in animal rights to care about animal welfare.

Not only is there the desire to prevent “needless suffering,” she said this week, but also, “Animal abuse is directly related to human violence. So if you see an animal being abused in the home, it’s very much of a red flag to look at other vulnerable groups in that home that also could be being abused.” Login for more...



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