My Client Has Nothing to Say, Your Honor


| July/August 1999


Japanese attorneys can now file suit on behalf of animals, giving environmentalists a new tool in the ongoing battle against unfettered development. According to Earth Island Journal (Fall 1998), lawyers representing the endangered Amani rabbit sued to stop two golf course developments in 1995. More recent cases involved a family of bean geese and a coalition of foxes. And, yes, the attorneys all worked pro bono.