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the Nonhuman Rights Project

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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

“Animals Matter” Chapter 5: Animal Rights and Animal Welfare

It was established in the last chapter that animals are sentient (aware of pleasure and pain). Because animals are sentient, we should not cause them intentional and unnecessary pain and suffering. For example, consider if someone was to kick a cat or beat a dog. The act would, without a doubt, be considered an act … Continue reading

Wesley J. Smith Gets the Nonhuman Rights Project All Wrong

Wesley J. Smith published an (unintentionally) hilarious blog post, “Infanticide is Okay But Peter Singer Says Chimps Should Have Human Rights” in response to Peter Singer’s thoughtful opinion piece, “Chimpanzees Are People Too.” There’s a lot wrong with Smith’s article. Take the following: “Singer simply asserts that chimps are persons because of their intelligence and supposed … Continue reading