Chimpanzees Could Be Treated As ‘Legal Persons’ For First Time [UPDATED]

April 20, 2015, www.thedodo.com | “The move is significant because it’s the first time that a motion to recognize chimps as legal persons — and therefore to allow them to benefit from legally protected bodily autonomy — has been acknowledged so directly in a court.” The Nonhuman Rights Project filled a petition to give the two chimpanzees, being held at Stony Brook University, bodily liberty.

 

 Juliann Adiastri Rubijono

 

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