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This opens the way not only for other Great Apes, but also for other sentient beings which are unfairly and arbitrarily deprived of their liberty in zoos, circuses, water parks and scientific laboratories,
A court in the US this month threw out a similar case campaigning for the freedom of Tommy the chimpanzee, who was held by a private owner in New York. The state ruled that the chimp is not a “person” that is entitled to the rights and protections afforded by habeas corpus.
originally posted by: Calalini
This hilarious idea that we are somehow separate or 'higher' than the other creatures is one of our biggest failings. Cue more spiritual BS threads about the 'truth' about human nature.