Supported by affidavits from primatologists around the world, Steve maintains that, based on scientific evidence, cognitively complex animals such as chimpanzees, whales, dolphins and elephants have the capacity for limited personhood rights (such as bodily liberty) that would protect them from physical abuse. Using writs of habeas corpus (historically used to free humans from unlawful imprisonment), Wise argues on behalf of four captive chimpanzees in New York State.
Steve Wise was the first instructor to teach Animal Law at Harvard Law School in 2000. At the time HLS was only the ninth law school ever to do so. Now, sixteen years later over 160 U.S. law schools have offered courses on the subject.
Join us for an in-depth conversation with NhRP Executive Director Kevin Schneider and Professor Kristen Stilt after the film screening.
The event is open to the public and free vegan dinner will be provided.
Co-Sponsored by the Harvard Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF).
Date(s) - Wednesday, November 16, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm