Animals: Property or Persons?

This 6-minute educational animated video invites students to engage with the concept of legal personhood, and consider the legal status of animals. It accompanies our Legal Personhood APE, which includes a suite of lesson plans, an infographic, a factsheet and more!

The video provides an explanation of the legal status of animals as human property, and an overview of the concept of legal personhood as a potential alternative legal status. It explains the consequences of legal personhood status for the protection of animal interests, and introduces students to the work of the Nonhuman Rights Project in the US. Through reflection, students are encouraged to critically think about the legal status of animals, and whether this legal status should be changed.

Contains no graphic footage.
Suitable for use in high school classrooms for Years 7 and above.
Download the transcript here. 

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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