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Rights for great apes

Court in Argentina grants basic rights to orangutan

I hope this is the first judgement of many deciding that our close relatives should be recognised as individuals not objects - with a bit of luck, while there are still enough of them left to survive as a people rather than a dwindling remnant curiosity. 

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houseboatonstyx
22nd Dec, 2014 22:50 (UTC)
Oh, good for them! Several things that seem far out or unlikely in Anglophone countries, seem to be happening elsewhere: South America, India....
wellinghall
23rd Dec, 2014 07:14 (UTC)
I am reminded of the Robert A Heinlein short, "Jerry was a Man."
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