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Rick Cupp Quoted in New Republic on Animal Law

When the Law Recognizes Animals as People

February 5, 2018  | 1 min read

Professor Richard L. Cupp is quoted in the New Republic article, "When the Law Recognizes Animals as People." The article considers the consequences of granting animals legal rights. Professor Cupp writes and speaks extensively about the legal and moral status of animals.

Excerpt from "When the Law Recognizes Animals as People":

“We should not fool ourselves into minimizing the implications of these lawsuits by thinking that they are, in the long run, only about the smartest animals,” wrote Richard L. Cupp, an animal law professor at Pepperdine, in 2015 in a legal journal. “How many species get legal personhood based on intelligence is just the start.”

The complete article may be found at newrepublic.com