A measure put to the vote recently in Switzerland was to give abused animals their own lawyers. It was handily defeated.
I’m at a loss here. How did this get on the ballot? Isn’t there a global economic crises going on right now? So, of course, money has to be spent on expanding another bureaucracy. There are already laws on the Swiss books to protect animals, so why not hire lawyers to represent them in court?
Special interest groups will drain us all. Luckily the voters in Switzerland told them to get lost.