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Legal Status of Nonhuman Animals

(various - conference proceedings)

8 Animal L. 1 (2001)
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Place of Publication: Animal Law Review at Lewis & Clark Law School
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Legal Status of Nonhuman Animals

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On September 25, 1999, a distinguished group of legal scholars met in New York City at the 5th Annual Conference on Animals and the Law, hosted by the Committee on Legal Issues Pertaining to Animals of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, to discuss how the law classifies nonhuman animals and whether the current legal framework is in accord with scientific understanding, public attitudes, and fundamental principles of justice. This conference took a monumental step in facilitating discussion about, and furthering the cause of, the legal protection and welfare of nonhuman animals.

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