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NY Court Rules Chimpanzees Are Not People
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9 Jun 2017 03:03 AM EST

On Thursday, a New York state appeals court unanimously concluded that chimpanzees do not deserve the same rights as people. The 5-0 decision is the latest defeat for the Nonhuman Rights Project in their long debate over whether caged chimpanzees are actually legal "persons" entitled like humans to bodily liberty. The Nonhuman Rights Project has said that chimpanzees and humans share many behavioral, cognitive and social capabilities.

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