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Human Rights for Animals?

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In July, the Spanish municipality of Trigueros del Valle voted to give the same rights to animals as citizens of their town.

So, human and ‘non-human’ citizens are on an equal footing in law.

Although, this town by-law has been greatly appreciated by animal lovers, there are still claims that human rights legislation should only be applicable to humans and no other life form.

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footing: basis, base.

Read by John Edwin Skelton.