Courts will decide- do chimps should have same rights as humans?

Courts will decide-  do chimps should have same rights as humans?

What a great use of the courts time and resources. Do chimps have the same rights as humans? We will soon know in this cliffhanger…*eyeroll*.


More from the New York Post:

A New York appeals court next week will consider whether chimps should have the same rights as human beings.

The extraordinary proceeding is the result of a lengthy battle by animal-rights activists who argue that animals with human qualities — including chimps — are entitled to human protections, including freedom from captivity.

Steven Wise, part of the Nonhuman Rights Project, which is leading the effort, will have to convince a panel of Albany appellate judges that a chimp name Tommy is a “legal person” to get him moved from a cage in an upstate farm to a sanctuary in Florida.

“It’s a morally wrong thing to do,” said Wise of Tommy’s longtime captivity as a pet in Gloversville. “As a matter of both liberty and equality, Tommy should be seen as a person.”

Research by cognitive experts says chimps have autonomous and self-determining qualities akin to human beings, Wise said.

In December, a Montgomery County Supreme Court judge tossed Wise’s writ of habeas corpus that tried to get Tommy, who’s in his mid-20s, sprung from his tiny cage.

Three similar suits filed on behalf of other chimps living in New York state were also thrown out.

Ooooh what ELSE could have rights? A Parrot? They talk. A dog? Mine barks at the television for no reason. Oh, maybe a rock? Seriously these kinds of things are nothing more than frivolous litigation. Hopefully the court fines them after throwing out the case. Morons.


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