Professor Matthew Leibman

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. Tune into Sustainability Now! for a conversation about the rights of animals and nature with 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

 That’s on Sustainability Now, Sunday, June 26th, 2022, from 5-6 PM right here on KSQD 90.7 FM and KSQD.org, streaming on the internet.

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