17 February 2004

David Favre on Widening Our Concern

To focus on animal issues is not to suggest that human issues have been solved or are not important. But it is time to widen the scope of our societal vision and concern. Perhaps by reaching out beyond humankind, we will be more aware of the need for universal human rights at the same time. To argue for the recognition of the interests of animals can only be done in a context that presumes and promotes the recognition of the interests of the human animal.

(David Favre, "Time for a Sharper Legal Focus," Animal Law 1 [1995]: 1-4, at 2)

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