Animal Rights Update

Gerald_G_Gorilla_with_ColourLast year, we posted an article about a lawsuit aimed at recognizing rights of a caged chimp. Unfortunately for the caged chimp he has lost his appeal and will continue to live alone in a cage. However, the chimps’ lawyer will appeal to the state’s highest court. The Nonhuman Rights Project, who sponsored the suit have stated: “This is just the first appellate decision in a long-term strategic campaign” to win rights for chimps and other intelligent animals.”

A related article finds a nonhuman plaintiff winning a case. This time, an orangutan held in an Argentine zoo can be freed and transferred to a sanctuary after a court recognized the ape as a “non-human person” unlawfully deprived of its freedom.