A Chimp May Be a Non-Human Person

Tamara QuimiroArticles

A court in New York actually heard an appeal from an animal rights activist and lawyer, Steven Wise, is fighting for “Non-Human Personhood” status for a chimpanzee in a cage. Wise argues that chimps are similar to human beings in the way that they are self-determining and autonomous creatures, thus they should be considered legal persons.


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