New York State Court Of Appeals Won't Hear Case Seeking Personhood For ChimpanzeesAn animal rights group seeking legal personhood for chimpanzees will not be getting a hearing in the highest court in New York State.
Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Seeking Personhood For 2 Chimps At Stony Brook UniversityThough she dismissed the case, Judge Jaffe said efforts to extend legal rights to chimpanzees are understandable; someday they may even succeed.
NYC Judge Hears Arguments On The Rights Of 2 ChimpanzeesA New York City judge has heard arguments over the rights of two chimpanzees that advocates hope to free from Stony Brook University where they're kept.
Appeals Court To Decide If Chimpanzees Should Be Declared ‘Persons’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.
Group Seeks 'Legal Personhood' Status For ChimpanzeesA battle over animal rights is playing out in New York, as activists are trying to get chimpanzees declared as people under the law.