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PostSat Dec 07, 2013 7:43 pm » by Giovanni


Should a captive chimpanzee have the same rights as a “legal person”?

Rights Group Is Seeking Status of ‘Legal Person’ for Captive Chimpanzee

Chimpanzees are not people, no matter how they are dressed up for commercials, but perhaps they are close enough that they deserve some of the same rights humans have.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/03/scien ... .html?_r=0
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PostSat Dec 07, 2013 8:52 pm » by Hurtswhenipee


Giovanni wrote:Should a captive chimpanzee have the same rights as a “legal person”?

Rights Group Is Seeking Status of ‘Legal Person’ for Captive Chimpanzee

Chimpanzees are not people, no matter how they are dressed up for commercials, but perhaps they are close enough that they deserve some of the same rights humans have.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/03/scien ... .html?_r=0


No they deserve to be treated as any other animal. Follow animal rights guidelines.

http://www.aspca.org/fight-cruelty/advo ... uelty-laws


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You could go crazy trying to justify things!

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PostSat Dec 07, 2013 9:03 pm » by pushtone


from the article.

The use of habeas corpus actions is a time-honored legal strategy for addressing unlawful imprisonment of human beings. Mr. Wise argues in a 70-plus-page memo rich with legal, scientific and philosophical references that being human is not essential to having rights. He argues that captive chimps are, in fact, enslaved, and that the same principles apply to them as to humans who were enslaved.
Tommy, “is being held captive in a cage in a shed at a used-trailer lot.”


this isn't just for Tommy - it's for all creatures suffering forced imprisonment.

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PostSat Dec 07, 2013 9:18 pm » by *WillEase*


Legally no, morally yes.
My feelings are the same for chimps as they are for the killer whales...
wild animals should not be in cages (or pools).

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PostSat Dec 07, 2013 9:27 pm » by Hurtswhenipee


pushtone wrote:from the article.

The use of habeas corpus actions is a time-honored legal strategy for addressing unlawful imprisonment of human beings. Mr. Wise argues in a 70-plus-page memo rich with legal, scientific and philosophical references that being human is not essential to having rights. He argues that captive chimps are, in fact, enslaved, and that the same principles apply to them as to humans who were enslaved.
Tommy, “is being held captive in a cage in a shed at a used-trailer lot.”


this isn't just for Tommy - it's for all creatures suffering forced imprisonment.

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i wish the greatest of success to the Nonhuman rights project. :flop:


http://www.nonhumanrightsproject.org/

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Let's get them on Obamacare and let tax payers support their care! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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PostSat Dec 07, 2013 9:30 pm » by Slith


*WillEase* wrote:Legally no, morally yes.
My feelings are the same for chimps as they are for the killer whales...
wild animals should not be in cages (or pools).


Don't let it go to your head. But I agree with you
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PostSat Dec 07, 2013 9:36 pm » by pushtone


Hurtswhenipee wrote:
Let's get them on Obamacare and let tax payers support their care! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:



taxpayers already forced into caring for Obama.

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PostSat Dec 07, 2013 9:56 pm » by Hurtswhenipee


@ Pushtone I was talking about the chimps.
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PostSat Dec 07, 2013 11:48 pm » by Giovanni


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PostSun Dec 08, 2013 9:01 pm » by Umbrex


pushtone wrote:from the article.

The use of habeas corpus actions is a time-honored legal strategy for addressing unlawful imprisonment of human beings. Mr. Wise argues in a 70-plus-page memo rich with legal, scientific and philosophical references that being human is not essential to having rights. He argues that captive chimps are, in fact, enslaved, and that the same principles apply to them as to humans who were enslaved.
Tommy, “is being held captive in a cage in a shed at a used-trailer lot.”


this isn't just for Tommy - it's for all creatures suffering forced imprisonment.

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i wish the greatest of success to the Nonhuman rights project. :flop:

http://www.nonhumanrightsproject.org/

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are you a vegetarian ?


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