Full Title Name:  The Power of Municipalities to Enact Legislation Granting Legal Rights to Nonhuman Animals Pursuant to Home Rule

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Steven M. Wise, Elizabeth Stein, Monica Miller & Sarah Stone Place of Publication:  Syracuse Law Review Publish Year:  2017 Primary Citation:  67 Syracuse L. Rev. 31 (2017 0 Country of Origin:  United States
Summary: This Article broadly explores whether a state’s political subdivisions may exercise home rule jurisdiction to enact ordinances or bylaws that grant a legal right to nonhuman animals. While this Article is not premised on the granting of a specific legal right to a specific species of nonhuman animal, as such a determination will be unique to the particular municipality, it discusses why an ordinance or bylaw that enacted a law granting the right to bodily liberty to appropriate nonhuman animals within its jurisdiction would be upheld if it were challenged.
Documents:  PDF icon Wise_Power of Municipalities.pdf (361.17 KB)

Reprinted with permission. Copyright © 2017 by Syracuse Law Review; Steven M. Wise, Elizabeth Stein, Monica Miller, Sarah Stone.

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