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Animal Personhood

Arin Greenwood

Wait, Did A Court Just Recognize Chimpanzees As 'Legal Persons'?

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 04.21.2015 | Green

Lawyers suing for the freedom of two chimpanzees used in biomedical research are celebrating a court order issued on Monday. But some legal profession...

Could Our Own Fear Of Death Be Affecting The Way We Treat Animals?

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.10.2015 | Green

With shelter euthanasia rates going down, major companies moving toward more humanely-produced food, and the prospect of legal "personhood" for prima...

New York Appeals Court To Weigh Legal Rights Of Chimps

Reuters | Posted 12.07.2014 | Green

By Daniel Wiessner ALBANY, N.Y., Oct 7 (Reuters) - A New York appeals court will consider this week whether chimpanzees are entitled t...

Arin Greenwood

Court Says Animals Can Be Crime 'Victims,' Like People. So What Does That Mean?

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 09.26.2014 | Green

Last month, the Oregon Supreme Court issued two rulings widely celebrated as major victories for animal rights, granting animals legal protections for...

Arin Greenwood

Chimpanzees Sue For Their Freedom (With A Little Human Help)

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Steven Wise originally hoped to file lawsuits on behalf of seven chimpanzees being held in captivity, arguing that the animals were unlawful prisoners...