The New York Supreme Court’s appellate division declined to extend habeas corpus to Tommy, a chimpanzee living in a cage at a trailer dealer in Gloversville, N.Y.
I forgot to post this a few days ago (I’m sure others have already anyway), but this saddens me. Nonhuman primates should be, at the very least, awarded habeas corpus, if not full legal “personhood” status. I’m curious to know how many primatologists, anthropologists, and biologists were included in this case. :/
The Nonhuman Rights Project has said they will appeal the ruling… I suppose we will see how that goes.
What do you think? Let me know!