New York-based nonprofit organization Against All Oddz Animal Alliance (ALOAA) recently formed with the mission to provide animals with legal representation. Attorney Matthew Albert created ALOAA with the intent to protect abused animals and those killed by police. “Animals have the most silent voice out of any group and are often times the easiest to get stepped upon,” Albert said. While ALOAA is focused on companion animals such as cats and dogs, such an organization is a step forward toward recognizing that animals are individuals with rights, and provides a basis to argue the innocence of an animal during a conflict (i.e. Harambe the gorilla who was recently killed at the Cincinnati Zoo).
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