HSUS’s Wayne Pacelle: “I was misquoted”

You might remember that Humane Society of the United States CEO Wayne Pacelle caused widespread outrage among mainstream animal lovers in December when he told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that convicted dogfighting kingpin Michael Vick “would do a good job as a pet owner.”

The biggest news was that Pacelle, the tel-evangelical leader who tries so hard to put a moderate façade over the wealthy HSUS’s radical animal rights agenda, let it slip how out-of-the-mainstream he really is.  He quickly backtracked, acting as if what he really meant was that it’s “too soon” for Vick to own a pet again. But this week, he went a step further, now saying he “was misquoted.”

True or false? We contacted the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter and asked him if he stood by his quote.

Read the rest of the story at our HumaneWatch.org project.