Lawsuit Seeks Human Rights For Chimps

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 49•49 Dec 6, 2013

Borrowing rhetoric from the anti-slavery movement, a lawsuit filed in New York on behalf of four captive chimpanzees seeks to recognize chimps as legal persons with a limited right to liberty, which would prohibit them from being kept as pets or used in biomedical research. What do you think?

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    Megan Kertzner –
    Vending Machine Coin Collector

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    Bob Friedman –
    File Clerk

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