This is a world in which all animals (except humans) are legal property rather than persons. To illustrate this: In NZ civil law, poisoning an animal falls under the tort “trespass to goods”. Please help us get animals recognized as moral persons—be vegan, live vegan, don’t be afraid to shout it out to the rooftops: Animal use is wrong! They are persons not things! They are individuals not “goods”!
~ Elizabeth Collins (October 12, 2010)