Chimpanzee and legal rights

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Chimpanzee and legal rights

Exactly what liberties will this chimpanzee enjoy ?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25211859

NY court asked to give chimpanzee 'legal person' status

A US animal rights group is calling on a New York court to recognise a chimpanzee as a legal person, in what is believed to be a legal first.

The Nonhuman Rights Project wants a chimp named Tommy to be granted "legal personhood" and thus entitled to the "fundamental right of bodily liberty".

The group is planning to file the same lawsuit on behalf of three other chimps across New York this week.

It wants the four to be released from their captivity.

They should be taken to a sanctuary that is a member of the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance, the group argues.

 

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So when one of the chimps

So when one of the chimps breaks one of our laws are we going to send the police and mirandize them? I am predicting the poor chimp will be held in contempt of court for throwing feces at the judge.

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"fundamental right of bodily

"fundamental right of bodily liberty"? he has that as much as i do. it's just, as happens to the best of us from time to time, he currently has a wall in front of his body. it's not our fault he hasn't figured out how to steal a key and open the fuckin' door.

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Beyond Saving wrote:So when

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So when one of the chimps breaks one of our laws are we going to send the police and mirandize them? I am predicting the poor chimp will be held in contempt of court for throwing feces at the judge.

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Kapkao wrote:Beyond Saving

Kapkao wrote:

Beyond Saving wrote:

So when one of the chimps breaks one of our laws are we going to send the police and mirandize them? I am predicting the poor chimp will be held in contempt of court for throwing feces at the judge.

That does give me a visual that is impossible not to laugh like hell about.

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Beyond Saving wrote:So when

Beyond Saving wrote:
So when one of the chimps breaks one of our laws are we going to send the police and mirandize them? I am predicting the poor chimp will be held in contempt of court for throwing feces at the judge.

 

No, Dr. Zaius, Dr. Zira and Cornelius will throw feces back because it'll be a Planet of the Apes courtroom.  IT'S A MADHOUSE!  A MADHOUSE!!!!!

 

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