The Nonhuman Rights Project is the only civil rights organization in the United States working through litigation, legislation, and education to secure legally recognized fundamental rights for nonhuman animals.
We work towards our goal in three key ways:
We file groundbreaking lawsuits to secure legal personhood and fundamental rights for nonhuman animals in the US, and we support lawyers in other countries who have the same goal.
We’re working with local governments to secure recognition of nonhuman animals’ fundamental rights through the enactment of rights ordinances. We’ll launch our first ordinances in 2019. Stay tuned for more info!
We raise awareness of the importance of and legal basis for nonhuman rights and provide resources to empower people from all over the world to campaign for 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.”