Justice the Horse Case Continues

On August 31, 2022, the Oregon Court of Appeals dismissed a suit filed by the Animal Legal Defense Fund on behalf of an injured horse named Justice. The group has petitioned the Oregon Supreme Court to review the case, arguing that that the Court of Appeals “erred in limiting personhood to its historical association with humans and human-created legal entities.” They argue that Justice has “a limited form” of legal personhood, which entitles him to a civil remedy for the violation of his right to be protected from cruelty.