Demand justice for Justice the horse!
Litigation - Article Series from All-Creatures.org Articles Archive

FROM

ALDF Animal Legal Defense Fund
August 2018

The Animal Legal Defense Fund is representing Justice in a groundbreaking court case, which asserts animals’ legal right to be a party to a lawsuit.

Horse Justice

Justice is the survivor of severe neglect. When Justice was rescued, he was emaciated and suffering from frostbite, rain rot, and lice. He was so malnourished that his rescuers thought he might not survive.

Now he’s suing his abuser for the cost of his current and future medical care.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund is representing Justice in a groundbreaking court case, which asserts animals’ legal right to be a party to a lawsuit. If we win, this lawsuit will establish that animals have the right to sue their abusers in court — advancing the interests of animals in the legal system in a major way.

Justice is improving every day thanks to a dedicated team of caretakers, veterinarians, and behavioral therapists. But the neglect he suffered inflicted permanent injuries that he will live with for the rest of his life. He requires ongoing, expensive specialized medical care, and he might need surgery in the future.

Our lawsuit for Justice argues that he is entitled to sue to recover damages not only for his medical care, but also for his physical and psychological suffering. The funds would then go into a trust that has been established to help pay for his care.

Justice is more than a victim of abuse; he is an individual with a brighter future to look forward to, thanks to legal intervention — and most importantly — thanks to compassionate people like you. Thank you for caring about animals like Justice. He’s not property, and it’s time for our laws to recognize that animals deserve legally-enforceable rights.

If you'd like to contribute to #NOTPROPERTY movement, visit the ALDF website.

Return to: Litigation