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Draft amendments to the legal status of animals in Brazilian National Congress

2016.03.14

AUTHOR: Daniel Braga Lourenço, PhD in Fundamental Rights by the University Estacio de Sa - UNESA / RJ and Master in Law, State and Citizenship at the Universidade Gama Filho - UGF / RJ . He is Associate Professor of Environmental Law and Biomedicine Professor at the Faculty of Law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ where he is also Professor of Applied Ethics to environment.

TITLE: DRAFT AMENDMENTS TO THE LEGAL STATUS OF ANIMALS IN BRAZILIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS

PUBLICATION DATE: March 2016
PUBLICATION PLACE: dA web Center

ABSTRACT

From the earliest times, animals were understood as object of human interests. The appeal to some newer and deeper understanding of the subject rest on the claim that what they share with human beings is more important than what separates them. This essay argues that the proposals to change the legal status of animals from their current position as items of property in Brazil are not effective to modify the legal framework of animality within the existing property paradigm.

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