Is a Chimpanzee Entitled to Legal Rights?December 2, 2013
The legal vehicle Wise and the Nonhuman Rights Project have chosen is a petition filed today with a New York court, demanding the issuance of a writ of habeas corpus for Tommy, a chimpanzee detained "in solitary confinement in a small, dank, cement cage in a cavernous dark shed…"
ALDF Encourages FWS to Build on Progress of Chimpanzees RightsAugust 19, 2013
In June, we shared the momentous news that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) had reversed its stance on the practice of “split listing” chimpanzees under the Endangered Species Act.
NIH to “Substantially Reduce” Research on Captive ChimpanzeesJune 26, 2013
Today, the National Institutes of Health announced its intention to substantially reduce the use of chimpanzees in NIH-funded biomedical research and to designate for retirement most of the chimpanzees it currently owns or supports.