ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
Humans are not the only animals entitled to recognition and protection of their fundamental rights.
The Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) is the only civil rights organization in the United States dedicated solely to securing rights for nonhuman animals. Our groundbreaking work challenges an archaic, unjust legal status quo that views and treats all nonhuman animals as “things” with no rights. As with human rights, nonhuman rights are based on fundamental values and principles of justice such as liberty, autonomy, equality, and fairness. All of human history shows that the only way to truly protect human beings’ fundamental interests is to recognize their rights. It’s no different for nonhuman animals.
The Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) work to secure fundamental rights for nonhuman animals through litigation, legislation, and education.