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Judge Grants Legal Rights To Two Research Chimpanzees So They Can Challenge Their Confinement

Fantastic, fascinating news.

A New York judge has granted two research chimps the writ of habeas corpus — a move that allows them to challenge their detention.

The decision, says Science magazine, effectively recognizes chimps as legal persons, marking the first time in U.S. history that an animal has been given that right.

— full story at NPR

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