The court ruled in favor of the local Whanganui tribe, which has been fighting for the country to recognize the river as its ancestor for over 100 years.
A New York judge's ruling today is a big setback for the chimps-are-people movement.
Pay 'nonhumans' for their art today to fund their foothold in civilization tomorrow
A court in Argentina has ruled that non-human persons can't be kept in cages. Will America follow suit?
Attorney Steven Wise of the Nonhuman Rights Project is making the case that an animal sharing 94 percent of our DNA should enjoy the same legal protections that we do.
A proposed law in South Carolina would effectively grant full constitutional rights to unborn fetuses from the moment of conception.
If it passes, it could also define other species as non-human persons as well.