Critical Caselaw: Personhood Through the Lens of Animal Standing
Join Animal Law Program Director Stacey Gordon Sterling for a discussion of how courts review the legal status of animals in the context of animal standing cases. The discussion will focus on two cases, Cetacean Community v. Bush, and Naruto v. Slater, but will also examine the larger context of animal personhood. A brief Q&A to follow.
- Cetacean Community v. Bush
- Naruto v. Slater
- “Monkey Selfie” Copyright Case
- Nonhuman Rights Project website
- Nonhuman Rights Project, Inc. ex rel. Tommy
- Critical Caselaw Personhood Through the Lens of Animal Standing Discussion Questions (PDF)
- Critical Caselaw Personhood Through the Lens of Animal Standing – PPT Presentation (PDF)
Join Animal Legal Defense Fund Senior Staff Attorneys Jamie Contreras and David B. Rosengard as they discuss how the legal system treats animal sentience and how a trilogy of Oregon cases recognizing animal sentience points towards a new framework for animals within the law.
In May 2018, the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a unique lawsuit in Oregon on behalf of a severely maltreated horse named Justice. Justice suffered starvation, frostbite, and other grave injuries due to his owner’s failure to provide him with basic care.September 13, 2018 Animal Law Update
The Islamabad High Court has held that animals have natural rights and are entitled to protection under the Pakistani constitution. The case before the court was threefold, involving an elephant held in solitary confinement at a zoo, a rescued bear who had been forced to “dance” and perform tricks, and the killing of stray dogs.October 2, 2020 Animal Law Update