• No, Hippos Are Not People, Too

    19 days ago - By Animal Health Institute

    Recently, the Animal Legal Defense Fund claimed that a group of hippos in Columbia were the first animals to be designated as persons by a U.S. Court.
    Well, not so fast.
    As explained in an analysis by Phil Goldberg of the law firm Shook, Hardy and Bacon, the court did no such thing. Other legal voices agree. Amazingly, even the ADLF court brief said they were doing no such thing.
    The important point is that granting “personhood” to animals would not be good for animals. Current law generally recognizes the cherished role pets play in our lives and protects the legal framework that makes...
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