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Red deer stag between ferns in autumn forest.

The Law Society in U.K. Endorses ‘Nature Rights’

The nature-rights movement continues to move from the fringe into decidedly establishment circles, with virtually no push back and a foolish, “It will never happen here,” shrugging of the collective shoulders. Now, the U.K.’s Law Society — the organization that represents solicitors, roughly equivalent to the ABA — has issued a report calling for the establishment of nature and non-human rights. Read More ›
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Elephant in the savannah, in Namibia, Africa, concept for traveling in Africa and Safari

Court Rules Elephant Does Not Have Rights

I have written here several times about the attempt by the Nonhuman Rights Project (NHRP) to “break the species barrier” by having animals declared “persons” entitled to enforceable rights. The first cases involved chimps. The latest attempt involved Happy the elephant, a denizen of the Bronx Zoo. Read More ›
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Elephant in the savannah, in Namibia, Africa, concept for traveling in Africa and Safari

Why Happy the Elephant Should Not Have Rights

Promoting the proper care of animals is a noble cause. But that is not what the legal effort to have Happy declared a ‘person’ is ultimately all about. Read More ›
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The river is covered by the fog of a mountain forest. Skagit river, North Cascades

Seattle Power Company Sued for Violating the Rights of Fish

When we give up human exceptionalism, we go a bit mad and soon are eating our own tails. The green movement — which thinks it is attacking capitalism and fighting global warming — will find that out sooner rather than later if they succeed in granting rights to the natural world and its various elements. Read More ›
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Elephant in the savannah, in Namibia, Africa, concept for traveling in Africa and Safari

Elephants Are Better ‘Persons’ Than People!

If we lower ourselves from the unique species to just another animal in the forest, that is precisely how we will act. Read More ›
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Stop ‘Outsourcing’ Unethical Science to Other Countries

It is long past time for an ethical house cleaning. Overseas breaches of moral propriety by U.S.-funded researchers, domestic companies, and American scientists make us all complicit in wrongdoing. It doesn’t have to be that way. If we close the door on outsourcing ethics, maybe those poor beagl Read More ›
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Swimming African Elephant Underwater. Big elephant in ocean with air bubbles and reflections on water surface.

NO to ‘Elephant Rights’ and ‘Water Rights’

The anti-humanists are on the march! Today, I want to discuss subversive advocacy campaigns to expand rights from the human realm to animals, and indeed, the rest of the natural world. Read More ›