Animals as Legal Beings: Contesting Anthropocentric Legal Orders

Rooted in the feminist animal care tradition, as well as feminist theories of embodiment and relationality, postcolonial theory, and critical animal studies, examines how Canadian (and, by extension, other) legal systems participate in the social construction of the human-animal divide and calls for replacing the exploitative property classification for animals with a new transformative legal status or subjectivity called "beingness."