Webinar: The Global Struggle for Nonhuman Rights

May 6, 2021Lu Shegay

Institute of Animal Law of Asia successfully held the webinar featuring Kevin Schneider, the Executive Director of the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP). This webinar is the public event under the project "Enhancing Legal Regulations for Aquatic Animals in Kazakhstan," the project of our Managing Director within the Global Ambassador Program.

In his presentation, Kevin talked about the NhRP's work, discussed what it means to be a legal "thing" with no rights instead of a legal "person" with fundamental rights, the historic progress the NhRP has made since it filed its first nonhuman rights lawsuits in 2013, as well as the past and ongoing cases.

Please see the resources here.

Kevin Schneider is the NhRP’s Executive Director. He earned his law degree from Florida State University in 2013 with a specialization in environmental and land use law. He graduated with a B.A. in political science from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, in 2009. In addition to his interest in nonhuman rights and personhood, Kevin is an advocate for reforming the food system with a focus on plant-based foods.

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