Tag: Personhood

Advancing the Law for Great Apes: Legal Personhood

April 29, 2015
On April 20, animal law made an historic leap forward with the case of two chimpanzees, Hercules and Leo, who are being held captive for use in experiments by Stony Brook University.

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…"

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