A conversation With Steven Wise, Founder of The Nonhuman Rights Project

02/06/13 Duncan Strauss
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Steven Wise–the founder and president of The Nonhuman Rights Project; he’s also an attorney, author, legal scholar and professor who’s taught at Harvard Law School–discusses how the law he was practicing (personal injury) shifted focus 30-plus years ago upon reading Peter Singer’s “Animal Liberation.” His new focus became animal protection law. He traces his career path from there, including serving a decade-long stint as president of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, and founding the The Nonhuman Rights Project. He outlines the NhRP’s mission (seeking legal rights for members of non-human species, so they gain “personhood” status ), and more. www.nonhumanrightsproject.org/

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