Animal Rights are Evolving

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A volunteer group of lawyers is working with Nonhuman Rights Project based in Washington D.C., to expand legal rights, to cognitively complex nonhuman animals.  They’ve brought an action on behalf of four chimpanzees and an elephant is next.  As those who’ve read Real Life Legal’s  “Planning for Pets: Trusts, Leash Laws and More” know – in many states animals are treated as property and are subject to whatever whims their owners may desire.  However, increasingly people believe animals should have rights, and the fight goes on…

Susan G. Parker, Esq.
sparker@reallifelegal.com


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