The Nonhuman Rights Project is the only civil rights organization in the United States working through litigation, public policy advocacy, and education to secure legally recognized fundamental rights for nonhuman animals.
We work towards our goal in three key ways:
Filing historic, groundbreaking lawsuits to secure fundamental rights for nonhuman animals pursuant to common law writs of habeas corpus.
Launching hard-hitting rights-based grassroots campaigns and legislative initiatives to win fundamental rights for nonhuman animals.
“- NhRP President Steven M. Wise
We are on the cusp of changing the legal relationship between nonhuman animals and humans. The time is now to push even harder, as hard as we can. And keep pushing until we win.”