Obtaining Legal Personhood for Nonhuman Animals


WHEN March 7, 2017
6:30-8 PM WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

World-renowned animal rights attorney Steven Wise talks about his ground-breaking efforts to win legal personhood status for highly intelligent animals such as chimpanzees, elephants, and whales. The author of four books on the history of animal law, he has gone toe to toe with some of the best legal minds in the world, in defense of his efforts on behalf of sentient beings with no rights to defend themselves. Wise made history by filing lawsuits on behalf of caged chimps, cases heard for the first time in U.S. civil courts.

  • Steven M. Wise, Founder and President, The Nonhuman Rights Project
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  • NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

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