Martha Nussbaum: ‘There is No Reason Why Animals Cannot Have Legal Standing’

‘There is no reason why animals cannot have legal standing’

How would you feel about litigation with parties representing animals, or banning industrial animal husbandry in favor of less brutal forms of producing meat, such as growing it in a lab? Martha Nussbaum, professor of law and ethics at the University of Chicago, concerned with the inequality in human-animal relations and the violation of animal rights, presents a radical, and to some “provocative,” viewpoint through her work “Justice for Animals: Our Collective Responsibility.”

Influenced by the systematic injustice and abuse suffered by animals, the multi-award-winning philosopher Nussbaum (Holberg Prize, 2021) reinterprets the relationship between sentient and non-sentient beings.

In her book, through a political-philosophical analysis, human beings, as the tyrants of the animal kingdom, must acknowledge their responsibilities and redefine their role toward animals.

Kathimerini interviewed Dr Nussbaum in a discussion about the injustices suffered by animals, the ancient Greek origin of animal ethics, and how the international community should take a more active role toward countries that violate international regulations.

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