Friday, 16 May 2014

Animal Rights: Group seeks 'personhood' for 4 chimps in NY

Group seeks 'personhood' for 4 chimps in NY  



"Once we prove that chimpanzees are autonomous, that should be sufficient for them to gain legal personhood and at least have their fundamental interests protected by human rights," Wise said.
If the lawsuits succeed, similar ones could eventually be filed on behalf of other species considered autonomous, such as gorillas, orangutans, whales, dolphins and elephants, Wise said.