Switzerland Votes on Animal Lawyers (Not All Are Legal Beagles)

 - Feb 13, 2010
References: telegraph & time
The country of Switzerland has a big decision to make. Switzerland needs to decide on whether or not animals should have lawyers to represent them in court in cases that deal with abuse.

Animal-right activists have been heavily concerned about the constitutional rights for domestic creatures and hope that these abused animals can have human lawyers defend them in court. Switzerland is allowing its citizens vote on the issue, which could set up an amazing precedent in animal rights if the law is enacted. We can only wait and see what happens next.