News & AnalysisANIMAL RIGHTS

Lawsuits Seek 'Personhood' for Chimpanzees

Science  06 Dec 2013:
Vol. 342, Issue 6163, pp. 1154-1155
DOI: 10.1126/science.342.6163.1154

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Summary

An animal rights group known as the Nonhuman Rights Project filed lawsuits in three New York courts this week in an attempt to get judges to declare that chimpanzees are legal persons and free them from captivity.