Legal Personhood for Animals?

Since the recent Manifesto for the Evolution of Animals’ Legal Status in the Civil Code of Quebec (see our post here) that has been supported by more than 29,000 signatures in two weeks only, three philosophers argue that legal personhood, and not the creation of a middle category between things and persons, is the solution for the moral respect of animals. One of the signatories is a member of Queen’s Animal Defence.

Read the article (in French) from Le Devoir.

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