About Our Rescue Group...
Expand Animal Rights Now’s (EARN) primary objective is to use the legal system, education and outreach to end the exploitation of all animals.
To further that goal, EARN’s attorneys act as pro-bono or contingency based legal counsel representing individuals who wish to file lawsuits that will protect or expand the rights of animals. EARN is specifically interested in cases that have a systematic influence. While we recognize that every animal is equally important, EARN focuses on cases with the potential to expand animal rights across the board.
EARN’s primary goal is to put an end to the property status of animals.
Existing laws mistakenly treat animals as if they are inanimate objects, no different than furniture or appliances. Because animals are treated as property, they are denied some of their most fundamental rights. Animals are valuable, intelligent beings capable of compassion, altruism, and heroism, and they deserve to have their lives and interests protected.
EARN also educates members of the community about current animal protection laws while working to strengthen or improve those laws. In addition, EARN serves as a rescue organization for animals that have been mistreated, abused, neglected, or abandoned.
When animals suffer, we all suffer, due to society’s failure to treat animals with the dignity and compassion they deserve. But EARN also recognizes that one of the best things about American society is that it inevitably becomes more compassionate and more tolerant over time. Like the suffrage movement or the civil rights movement that resulted in immense progress for individuals who had been mistreated, EARN believes that the animal rights movement is on the verge of making enormous progress for animals who have been exploited and aims to be at the forefront of this critically important movement. We will do everything in our power to engender that progress.
EARN is a voice for animals who cannot speak for themselves.