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NONHUMAN RIGHTS AND WHY HAPPY THE ELEPHANT SHOULD BE GRANTED LEGAL PERSONHOOD AND IMMEDIATELY RELEASED TO A SANCTUARY #AnimalLaw #AnimalRights #IStandWithHappy

A friend of mine who is a vegan activist and artist, Michael, reached out to me with a great idea – to create a tweet thread explaining the significance of the Nonhuman Rights Project’s landmark elephant rights case. With the help of him and fellow activist Leah, we worked on the following with the intent … Continue reading

Today in Speciesism: Why does the Nebraska legislature want to protect animal abusers, but criminalize animal rights activists who use drone photography?

I was going through my Google alert notifications when I came upon “Bill seeks to stop drone use to spy on people, harass cows“, an article written by Grant Schulte. The headline was appalling enough; the text of the article was even worse. Not only does the article fail in its objectivity – it only … Continue reading

Quotes from Coetzee’s novel, “Disgrace” [readathon post]

As part of the 24 hour readathon this year, I decided to re-read – this time finishing! – J.M. Coetzee’s acclaimed masterpiece, “Disgrace.” It’s an important, complicated book on racism, sexism, and exploitation; I can’t recommend it enough! I collected some animal related quotes from the book, along with some images and links. What do … Continue reading

Monday News Grab Bag! 3/27

These links are brought to you by shelter dogs… Court of Appeals rules airlines have right to ban hunting trophies  via Animal News 24-7 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on March 20,  2017 ruled that Delta Airlines is under no legal obligation to carry hunting trophies. The Fifth Circuit Court of … Continue reading

A Brief Talk on Animal Law

The following is a copy of a short presentation that I will be giving at our July potluck and meet up with Direct Action Everywhere. Hi, I’m Rachel. I’m a graduate of St. John’s University School of Law, and I’m an admitted attorney in the state of New York. I became admitted this previous September, … Continue reading

Top 10 Tweets of the Week: Animal Law

In no particular order, check out some tweets about animals and the law! Okay, so there are more than 10 tweets this time. I really wanted to include a few good tweets about the Nonhuman Rights Project! Tweets are from 5/21 – 5/31. You can follow me on Twitter @ThePawReport to see more tweets about animal … Continue reading

The REAL Meat of the Matter: A response to Dan Murphy of Cattle Network

Dan Murphy recently published “Meat of the Matter: Legal Rights Just All Wrong” for Cattle Network, a news site for the animal agriculture industry. In his article, he attacks the work of the Nonhuman Rights Project and displays a weak understanding of animals in the legal system. He begins by writing inflammatory commentary about lawyers … Continue reading

Top 10 Tweets of the Week: Animal Law

In no particular order, check out some tweets about animals and the law! From New Zealand officially recognizing animals as sentient to the nonhuman rights project to dogs in hot cars, there’s lots to read about. Tweets are from 5/11 – 5/18. You can follow me on Twitter @ThePawReport to see more tweets about animal … Continue reading

Quote of the Day: Author says that pork is the best animal to eat from an “animal rights” perspective

In its latest installment of “Should I Eat This?” TIME magazine asks, “Should I Eat Pork?” and provides the answers based on the responses from five “experts.” A dietician discusses the alleged health benefits of eating pig flesh. A doctor mentions pathogens and antibiotic concerns. And only one, a doctor addresses the strangeness of eating … Continue reading

Animal Rights: A No-Brainer

The basic argument for animal rights, based on Mark Rowlands’ powerful lecture. Continue reading