Animals and you

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