Earthquake mayhem

“Frances Peck (l.) spent 7 years on her novel about the impact of an earthquake, “The Broken Places” due out in April. Here she talks about the research done and the characters she created to tell the story.” 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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