Online Resource: Animal Legal and Historical Center, Michigan State University College of Law

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“[A] comprehensive repository of information about animal law, including: over 1200 full text cases (US, historical, and UK), over 1400 US statutes, over 60 topics and comprehensive explanations, legal articles on a variety of animal topics and an international collection.”

Rattling the Cage: Toward Legal Rights for Animals

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This book forms the basis of the Nonhuman Rights Project’s campaign to obtain fundamental legal rights for certain animals. It argues that modern scientific findings about the cognitive, emotional and social capacities of chimpanzees and bonobos demonstrate that the law’s failure to recognize them as legal persons entitled to fundamental rights is in error under basic principles of common law.