Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Should Animals Be Considered People?

A lengthy feature piece on animal law in Miller-McCune today. Not a bad piece, but a few of the author's turns-of-phrase seem to give away her own viewpoints.

For example, in characterizing Steve Wise's efforts to gain at least some fundamental rights for some animals she writes: "Welfare laws notwithstanding, unless they are “legal persons,” to Wise they have no rights at all in the eyes of the law and therefore their lives don’t count." Similarly, after describing his first veterinary malpractice suit the author writes: "Wise found satisfaction in suing for damages."

You can read the Miller-McCune article for yourself...

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