The Swiss reject the idea of lawyers for animals by better than a two-to-one margin. That isn’t to say that the country has sane laws surrounding animal rights:
Switzerland tightened its laws two years ago and now has among the strictest rules anywhere when it comes to caring for pets and farm animals.
The country’s 160-page animal protection law states exactly how much space owners must give Mongolian gerbils (233 square inches) and what water temperature is required for African clawed frogs (18-22 degrees Celsius; 64-72 degrees Fahrenheit)
It stipulates that pigs, budgies, goldfish and other social animals cannot be kept alone. Horses and cows must have regular exercise outside their stalls and dog owners have to take a training course to learn how to properly look after their pets.
Still, it’s good that they aren’t loopy enough to give animals legal representatio, which would imply the same legal status for four-legged creatures as for human beings.