(UPDATED) Two Chimps Just Had Their Personhood Recognized by a New York Judge

Two research chimps at Stony Brook University were just granted a writ of habeas corpus. Here's what that means for chimp personhood.


I Tried to Illegally Buy a Chimpanzee Online

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.


​Chimpanzees Don’t Have Human Rights, According to Court

​Last week a Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court declared that chimpanzees are not people, legall​y speaking. This does not bode well for the wider and active great ape rights movement.


A Lawyer Makes the Case for Chimpanzee Personhood

The US legal system will soon decide whether chimps are beings or things.