Working to pass the first nonhuman rights laws in the US
The first of its kind in the US, our legislation will take the form of municipal ordinances that recognize and protect the right to liberty of all members of a particular species within a particular jurisdiction—requiring their release to sanctuaries or, if no members of these species are imprisoned there, preventing future generations from being imprisoned and exploited. Having completed the research and planning phase of this work, we’re now building relationships and support at the local and state levels.
We’ve also begun to work with members of Congress to develop federal legislation. We continue to work behind the scenes with elected officials across the US to learn more about their interest in nonhuman rights and, we hope, gain their support.