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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

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

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