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OCT 08, 2014 - Associated Press

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NY court hears arguments that chimps have rights

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A state appeals court will decide in coming weeks whether chimpanzees are entitled to "legal personhood" in a case that could lead to expanded rights for animals such as gorillas, elephants and dolphins, according to the lawyer advocating for a 26-year-old chimp named Tommy.

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OCT 08, 2014 - CBS News

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Do chimps deserve the same basic rights as people?

New York court to decide whether chimpanzees should be declared "persons" rather than "things"

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OCT 08, 2014 - Fox News

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New York court hears arguments that chimps are 'persons' with basic rights

A New York appeals court will decide whether chimpanzees should be declared "persons" rather than "things" so the animals can be freed from what critics call inhumane imprisonment.

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OCT 08, 2014 - Boston Herald

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NY court to hear arguments that chimps have rights

ALBANY, N.Y. — A New York appeals court is hearing a novel legal effort to have chimpanzees declared "persons" rather than "things" so the animals can be freed from what critics say are inhumane conditions.Attorney Steven Wise will argue Wednesday on behalf of Tommy, who lives alone in a cage in upstate Fulton County. A trial level judge refused a ...

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OCT 07, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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New York court to weigh legal rights of chimps

By Daniel Wiessner ALBANY N.Y. (Reuters) - A New York appeals court will consider this week whether chimpanzees are entitled to "legal personhood" in what experts say is the first case of its kind. For Steven Wise, the lawyer behind the case involving a chimp named Tommy, it is the culmination of three decades of seeking to extend rights historically ...

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