Dec 13, 2014

NY court: Chimps don't have same rights as humans - Times Union

The three-judge Appellate Division panel was unanimous in denying "legal personhood" to Tommy, who lives alone in a cage in upstate Fulton County. The group's lawyer, Steven Wise, told the appeals court in October that the chimp's living conditions are akin to a person in unlawful solitary confinement. [...] the mid-level appeals court said there is neither precedent nor legal basis for...

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