Sustainability Now! from KSQD Radio
Sustainability Now! from KSQD Radio
Sustainability Now! Sunday, March 5th, 5-6 PM: Some of My Best Friends are Elephants! with USF Professor Matthew Liebman

Professor Matthew Liebman

Some of My Best Friends are Elephants,

with USF Law Professor Matthew Liebman

On Sustainability Now! March 5th, 5-6 PM

on KSQD 90.7 FM and streaming on the internet


This is a rebroadcast of a show originally aired on June 26, 2022.

Are elephants people, too?  Do they have rights?  A recent ruling by a New York state court said that “elephants may be intelligent and deserving of compassion” but that Happy, an elephant confined in the Bronx Zoo, is not a person.  A growing number of human people around the world disagree and argue that both animals and nature have rights. Listen to a Sustainability Now! conversation about the rights of animals and nature with Host Ronnie Lipschutz and  Professor Matthew Liebman, Associate Professor and Chair of the Justice for Animals Program at the Law School at University of San Francisco University.  We will talk about the history of “rights,” how they have been extended over time, and why animals and nature are deserving of the same consideration.

Happy is not Happy

Happy’s friend

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