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Do animals have legal rights?

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Published: 9 April 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Do animals have legal rights? - Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz – The Huffington Post 28.03.16
The concept of legal personhood is perfectly capable of expansion [after all it once excluded e.g. slaves and women]. Is it not absurd that a corporation can be treated as a legal entity but animals, who actually have sentience [and greater rationality in some circumstances than some humans], cannot?
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Nonhuman Rights Project

Animal suffering, Torah, Talmud and veganism February 20, 2016


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