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A baby male chimpanzee is nursed by his mother Kuma (left) at Taronga Zoo on Oct. 25, 2013, in Sydney. (credit: Getty Images)

New York State Court Of Appeals Won’t Hear Case Seeking Personhood For Chimpanzees

An animal rights group seeking legal personhood for chimpanzees will not be getting a hearing in the highest court in New York State.

09/01/2015

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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Seeking Personhood For 2 Chimps At Stony Brook University

Though she dismissed the case, Judge Jaffe said efforts to extend legal rights to chimpanzees are understandable; someday they may even succeed.

07/30/2015

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NYC Judge Hears Arguments On The Rights Of 2 Chimpanzees

A 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.

05/27/2015

Taronga Zoo Reveals New Chimpanzee Baby

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.

10/08/2014

A baby male chimpanzee is nursed by his mother Kuma (left) at Taronga Zoo on Oct. 25, 2013, in Sydney. (credit: Getty Images)

Group Seeks ‘Legal Personhood’ Status For Chimpanzees

A battle over animal rights is playing out in New York, as activists are trying to get chimpanzees declared as people under the law.

12/03/2013