Two research chimps at Stony Brook University were just granted a writ of habeas corpus. Here's what that means for chimp personhood.
A recent report suggested there were 33,000 protected animals – or animal bits – for sale on the internet, so I tried to get my hands on one.
Last week a Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court declared that chimpanzees are not people, legally speaking. This does not bode well for the wider and active great ape rights movement.
The US legal system will soon decide whether chimps are beings or things.