05 May '17, 9am
Court Rules in Favor of Compassion for Animal Rights Activist
While the decision is a victory for Krajnc and animal activists everywhere, the judge was quick to dismiss the defense’s position that pigs are nonhuman persons , a status now widely accepted about other animals including dolphins. Pigs are highly intelligent animals – some research points to them as smarter than dogs. But they’re not afforded the same liberties as house pets. More than one billion pigs around the world — 100 million in the U.S. — are killed every year for food.