Nonhuman Rights Project
|Founded||1996 (as Center for the Expansion of Fundamental Rights), Re-founded 2007|
|Founder(s)||Steven M. Wise|
|Key people||Steven M. Wise, Jane Goodall|
|Area served||North America|
The Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) is an American animal rights nonprofit organization seeking to change the legal status of some or all nonhuman animals from that of property to that of persons, with a goal of securing rights to bodily integrity and individual liberty. The NhRP works largely through litigation in what it determines to be the most appropriate common law jurisdictions, as well as through public opinion campaigns. Its strategies are decided by a team of lawyers, law students, and law professors performing research into relevant legal precedences in the United States and around the world, as well the attitudes of the judges who sit on their high courts, and recent studies of animal behavior and neuroscience.
The organization was established as the Center for the Expansion of Fundamental Rights (CEFR) in 1996 by Steven M. Wise, and re-founded as the Nonhuman Rights Project in 2007. The NhRP is presently headquartered in Coral Springs, Florida. Jane Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, has served on their board since its founding.
- "About Us". NhRP Website. Nonhuman Rights Project. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
- "2013 is here, and we are ready!". NhRP Website. Nonhuman Rights Project. January 16, 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2013. "The following year, I created the Center for the Expansion of Fundamental Rights, Inc. (CEFR), which is now the Nonhuman Rights Project, Inc., with Jane Goodall as a board member."
- "What Is The Nonhuman Rights Project?". NhRP Website. Nonhuman Rights Project. June 2, 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2013. "The NhRP was founded in 2007 by attorney Steven M. Wise"
- Center for the Expansion of Fundamental Rights.
- The Chimpanzee Collaboratory
- Steven M. Wise, Rattling the Cage - Toward Legal Rights for Animals, Perseus Publishing, 2000.
- Steven M. Wise, Drawing the Line - Science and the Case for Animal Rights, Perseus Publishing, 2005.
- Wise, Steven M. Though the Heavens May Fall: The Landmark Trial That Led to the End of Human Slavery, Da Capo Press, 2005.
- Steven M. Wise, An American Trilogy - Death, Slavery and Dominion Along the Banks of the Cape Fear River, Da Capo Press, 2009