To protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system.
We envision a world in which the lives and interests of animals are recognized, respected, and protected within the legal system.
The Animal Bill of Rights
Our aspirational Animal Bill of Rights provides context and guidance as we reach our goals.
The Right of animals to have their interests represented in court and safeguarded by the law without impediments.
The Right of animals to have their status recognized under the law as living, feeling beings capable of a wide range of positive and negative experiences.
The Right of animals to be protected under the law from exploitation and cruelty.
- The Right of animals in the wild to self-determination and an environment that allows them to engage in behavior natural to their species.
- The Right of animals under human care to have their species-specific and individual needs fulfilled to maximize their physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
- The Right of animals subject to criminal acts to be legally recognized as crime victims.