US judge grants ‘human rights’ to a pair of laboratory chimpanzees being held at biomedical research facility in landmark case

A New York judge has granted the legal right of habeas corpus to two chimpanzees being held at a biomedical research facility, a decision that animal rights activists have hailed as the first time chimps have been afforded the status of legal “persons”.

Habeas corpus, which governs against unlawful detention, has before now been applied only to humans.

  • truepeers

    This demonstrates how the left thinks rights come from government. But if they are granted on a scene among and between those with whom we freely interact then only humans can have human rights…

    • The left is insane.

      • Surele Surele

        In more than one way. I know. I was one once.

      • Gettingby

        But look at all the futuristic work for lawyers!

  • BillyHW

    How many branches must a man climb down, before they call him a man?

  • The Goat

    It’s been a long time coming, but I know, a change is gonna come, for goats, someday, oh yes it will.

  • Surele Surele
    • Clink9

      I usually hate parrots. They’re nasty and will outlive us. But I like that one.

  • Dana Garcia

    But can they vote for Hilary?

    • Surele Surele

      Wouldn’t hold my breath.

  • You can’t give unborn children personhood but you can give personhood to an animal that flings its own waste?

  • mauser 98

    human / animal marriage next on list
    say 5 years or so

  • bobo

    At least they can’t halal certify monkey meat now.

  • Petey

    Granting personhood to corporations worked out well, too.

    Leftists. It’s like gay “marriage,” when anything is considered a marriage then nothing is marriage.

    All this is going to do is dilute the rights of real humans to nothing. Which may be the point.

  • Everyone Else

    Confront your homo sapiens privilege.

  • WalterBannon

    Hey, if the courts consider Muslims human, then why not chimpanzees too?

  • Hard Little Machine

    The Whale Liberation Front has just hired some lawyers.

  • DMB

    This reminds me of the 1987 movie Project X.