An American animal rights group has launched legal action seeking to grant chimpanzees “legal personhood” , in order to overhaul treatment of the animals in captivity.I wonder who their attorney is..?
“Our goal is, very simply, to breach the legal wall that separates all humans from all nonhuman animals,” the Nonhuman Rights Project said.
“Once this wall is breached, the first nonhuman animals on earth will gain legal “personhood” and finally get their day in court — a day they so clearly deserve.”But wait! If they succeed...
Why, that means they'd be subject to our laws? That's going to be fun!
"Somebody call 911!"
The group said New York state was chosen to launch the preceding because of its generally flexible view of requests for a writ of habeas corpus, a centuries-old right in English law used to challenge unlawful detention, by determining that a legal person cannot be the property of another.And this won't get thrown straight out of court because animals aren't people?
Wow! What do they put in the water in that state?
“These are the first cases in an open-ended, strategic litigation campaign. We're just going to keep filing suits.”I wonder how they can afford to do this?