This Comment describes the existing legal status of nonhumans in general. Through an examination of the traditional cut-off points for legal rights, it will be shown that nonhumans should have rights that transcend their utility to humans. Finally, this Comment presents a guardianship model as a possible way in which the substantive rights of two species, dogs and cats, can be implemented.
Joyce S. Tischler,
Rights for Nonhuman Animals: A Guardianship Model for Dogs and Cats,
San Diego L. Rev.
Available at: https://digital.sandiego.edu/sdlr/vol14/iss2/8