The Nonhuman Rights Project is the only civil rights organization in the United States working to achieve actual LEGAL rights for members of species other than our own. Their mission is to change the legal status of appropriate nonhuman animals from mere “things,” which lack the capacity to possess any legal right, to “persons,” who possess such fundamental rights as bodily integrity and bodily liberty.
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Stand With Jane Goodall and the Nonhuman Rights Project: Demand That Chimpanzees Hercules and Leo Go to Save the Chimps Now
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
In 1992, following the production of his music video for Remember the Time in which he appeared as an entertainer for a pharaoh, Michael Jackson went on a tour of Africa, starting in Gabon. The Ambassador to Gabon, Keith L. Wauchope, recalls the time he had this brush with the King in an interview with ADST in 2002.