Becoming a better animal

“In her acceptance speech for the George Ryga Award, wild salmon activist Alexandra Morton (left) says humans have to learn how to fit into this planet & stop destroying so much around us.FULL STORY

 

 

Animals as beings

September 28th, 2020

Legally, animals are defined as property, often leading to their inhumane mistreatment. In Animals as Legal Beings: Contesting Anthropocentric Legal Orders (UTP $34.95), University of Victoria law professor, Maneesha Deckha, suggests a new legal term – “beingness” – as an alternative to “personhood” – as a way to legally recognize animals and value them for who they are and protect them from exploitation. 9781487525873

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