It’s all connected, how we treat each other and how we treat non-human animals. Emancipation and inclusivity among humans go hand in hand with emancipation of non-human animals. Humans are mere mammals and they aren’t a very smart species.
Below are relevant videos. Within the realm of legal scholarship and bioethics, the field of animal rights is taking up increasingly more attention.
Bede Carmody at TEDxCanberra: A bird they called dinner
Simone Reyes at TEDxOrangeCoast: Animal rights — birth of an activist
Carl Safina at TEDxMidAtlantic: What animals are thinking and feeling, and why it should matter
Lawyer Lesli Bisgould at TEDxUofT: It’s time to re-evaluate our relationship with animals
Lawyer Glenn Cohen at TEDxCambridge: Are There Non-human Persons? Are There Non-person Humans?
Lawyer Saskia L. Stucki on The “Animal Person” as Legal Persons: Personhood Beyond the Human: (talk given at Yale)
Lucy Perkins on NPR site: Chimps In Habeas Corpus Case Will No Longer Be Used For Research
David Kravets in Ars Technica: No habeas corpus; chimps are lab “property”
Mihnea Tanasescu in Scientific American: Rivers Get Human Rights: They Can Sue to Protect Themselves
Antonio Regolado in Technology Review: Human-Animal Chimeras Are Gestating on U.S. Research Farms
J.B. MacKinnon in The Atlantic: It’s Tough Being a Right Whale These Days