The times they are a-changing…and not a moment too soon. This documentary follows the groundbreaking legal efforts to give nonhuman animals the same legal protections as human animals. It is a must-see for everyone who cares about the creatures we share the planet with.
Now showing on HBO. Some HBO affiliates will air Unlocking the Cage this Wednesday, 2/22 and Thursday, 2/23. Check your local listings. The doc is also available through “HBO On Demand”.
Unlocking the Cage follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise in his unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans. After thirty years of struggling with ineffective animal welfare laws, Steve and his legal team, the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), are making history by filing the first lawsuits that seek to transform an animal from a thing with no rights, to a person with legal protections. Source