The Nonhuman Rights Project is the only civil rights organization in the United States that works through litigation, legislation and training to ensure the fundamental rights of non-human animals. It seeks to change the legal status of non-human animals, from property to person, with the goal of guaranteeing fundamental animal rights such as physical freedom (the right to be free from imprisonment) and physical integrity (the right to be free from experimentation).
The architect of this important ongoing campaign, based on strategic litigation, is the founder and president Steven Wise, who has been a professor of the Master of Animal Law and Society since its first edition. He is assisted by a team of volunteer lawyers, legal experts and law students who conduct extensive research on relevant legal precedents, based on existing scientific evidence on the self-knowledge and autonomy of non-human animals. .
Prof. Steven Wise