Thursday, June 26, 2008


Apes get legal rights in Spain, to surprise of bullfight critics

From: The Times Online
June 27, 2008

Spain is to become the first country to extend legal rights to apes, wrongfooting animal rights activists who have long campaigned against bullfighting in the country.

In what is thought to be the first time a national legislature has granted such rights to animals, the Spanish parliament’s environmental committee voted to approve resolutions committing the country to the Great Apes Project, designed by scientists and philosophers who say that humans’ closest biological relatives also deserve rights.

Read the rest of the article about this precedent-setting vote here...

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