“Dot Earth,” Andy Revkin’s blog in “The New York Times,” featured an extensive quote from Professor David Cassuto. An expert on animal law, Professor Cassuto addressed the question of “personhood” under the law and how it relates to the issue of animal rights.
“Different traits demand different entitlements. Clustering them all beneath the term “personhood” invites imprecision. By contrast, separating the term into components allows the legal system to treat difference differently while still enabling access to the moral community,” reads an excerpt from Professor’s Cassuto’s writing.
The entire piece may be read here.