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SEP 01, 2015 - Washington Times

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N.Y. court refuses to hear appeals in chimp personhood case

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An animal rights group seeking legal personhood for chimpanzees won't get a hearing in the state's highest court. The Court of Appeals, without comment Tuesday, declined to hear the appeals by The Nonhuman Rights Project on behalf of Kiko and Tommy. Lower courts had rejected the ...

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SEP 01, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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NY court refuses to hear appeals in chimp personhood case

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An animal rights group seeking legal personhood for chimpanzees won't get a hearing in the state's highest court. Lower courts had rejected the organization's argument that scientific evidence of chimps' emotional and cognitive abilities should qualify them for basic rights, including freedom from imprisonment. According to the project, it also sued for rights on behalf of ...

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SEP 01, 2015 - Boston Herald

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NY court refuses to hear appeals in chimp 'personhood' case

ALBANY, N.Y. — An animal rights group seeking "legal personhood" for chimpanzees won't get a hearing in New York's highest court.The Court of Appeals, without comment Tuesday, declined to hear the appeal by The Nonhuman Rights Project on behalf of Kiko and Tommy.Lower courts had rejected the organization's argument that scientific evidence of chimps' emotional and cognitive abilities should qualify ...

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SEP 01, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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NY top court refuses to hear appeals in chimp rights cases

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An animal rights group seeking "legal personhood" for chimpanzees to ensure them better treatment won't get a hearing in New York's highest court. Lower courts rejected the organization's argument that scientific evidence of emotional and cognitive abilities in chimps should qualify them for basic rights, including freedom from imprisonment.

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AUG 24, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Liberians look for help to care for research chimps

On its website the New York Blood Center said the animals are owned by Liberia's government, "and their officials have repeatedly acknowledged that they have responsibility for the care of the chimpanzees." "Eventually, we had no choice but to inform the Liberians that we could no longer provide this charitable support and provided advance notice to ensure a smooth transition," ...

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