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Sentience — being a living, feeling creature — forms the very core of what it means to be an animal. Indeed, the ability to feel is what distinguishes animals from objects — it makes animals ‘whos’, not ‘whats.’ While the legal system has grappled with this truism from its inception, only recently have courts begun building an internally coherent approach to ensuring that the law treats animals as feeling creatures who deserve justice.

Join Animal Legal Defense Fund Senior Staff Attorneys Jamie Contreras and David B. Rosengard as they discuss how the legal system treats animal sentience and how a trilogy of Oregon cases recognizing animal sentience points towards a new framework for animals within the law.

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