Primate Revolt: 'Chimpanzee demands "legal personhood" in New York [ITN]
- uploaded: Dec 3, 2013
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An animal rights group has filed a lawsuit in the US demanding "legal personhood" for chimpanzees. The charity have asked a New York state court to declare a 26-year-old chimp named Tommy "a cognitively complex autonomous legal person with the fundamental legal right not to be imprisoned." The lawsuit seeks a declaration that Tommy's detention in a "small, dark, cement cage in a cavernous dark shed" in central New York is unlawful and demands his immediate release to a primate sanctuary. Tommy's owners, Patrick and Diane Lavery have not yet returned requests for comment.
And btw: I wanna marry my horse, that ok too?
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