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13 MINS AGO - Wall Street Journal

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Chimps Get Their Day in Court in N.Y. 'Personhood' Hearing

A Long Island university defended its right to hold two chimpanzees for scientific experiments in a closely watched hearing on the animals’ “personhood” on Wednesday.

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59 MINS AGO - NPR

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Research Chimps Get Their Day In Court In New York

But neither Hercules nor Leo, who are at the center of a legal battle over whether chimpanzees should have the same legal rights as people, were physically present in the Manhattan courtroom today.

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1 HOUR AGO - Associated Press

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Lawyer: Confinement of chimps for research akin to slavery

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer seeking to free two chimpanzees from a state university told a judge Wednesday that their confinement for research purposes is akin to slavery, the involuntary detention of mentally ill people and imprisonment.

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3 HOURS AGO - Boston Herald

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NYC judge hears arguments on the rights of 2 chimpanzees

NEW YORK — A New York City judge has heard arguments over the rights of two chimpanzees that advocates hope to free from a state university where they're kept.Manhattan Supreme Court judge Barbara Jaffe didn't make a ruling Wednesday on Leo and Hercules' fate. But she did entertain nearly two hours of exchanges between a lawyer for the Nonhuman Rights ...

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3 HOURS AGO - Boston Herald

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Court hearing in NYC on whether chimps have rights

NEW YORK — Lawyers for two chimpanzees are heading to court to argue that the animals have "personhood" rights and should be freed from the Long Island university where they are kept.The Nonhuman Rights Project has filed the petition in state supreme court in Manhattan on behalf of Leo and Hercules. The chimps are kept at Stony Brook University, where ...

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