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This Lawyer Is Fighting To Give Chimpanzees Legal Rights

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.10.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Humans have been performing tests on chimpanzees for decades, subjecting them to experiments that involve infectious diseases, brain and organ removal...

Stand With Jane Goodall and the Nonhuman Rights Project: Demand That Chimpanzees Hercules and Leo Go to Save the Chimps Now

Steven M. Wise | Posted 11.30.2015 | Green
Steven M. Wise

The lives of Hercules and Leo at Stony Brook have been miserable. They live without the companionship of other chimpanzees in violation of National Institutes of Health ("NIH") guidelines. They have been required to undergo general anesthesia dozens of times. Researchers thrust wires into their bodies

Arin Greenwood

Wait, Did A Court Just Recognize Chimpanzees As 'Legal Persons'? | Arin Greenwood | Posted 04.21.2015 | Green

Lawyers suing for the freedom of two chimpanzees used in biomedical research are celebrating a court order issued on Monday. But some legal profession...

Are Animal Rights 'Human' Rights?

William F. Schulz | Posted 02.16.2014 | Green
William F. Schulz

There is a vast difference between opposing animal cruelty and elevating animals to the level of claimants of rights. We can support animal welfare without framing that support in terms that have customarily applied only to humans.

Arin Greenwood

Chimpanzees Sue For Their Freedom (With A Little Human Help) | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Steven Wise originally hoped to file lawsuits on behalf of seven chimpanzees being held in captivity, arguing that the animals were unlawful prisoners...