Granting Apes Human Rights

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Granting apes human rights reported in Spain Herald: "The Spanish Socialist Party will introduce a bill in the Congress of Deputies calling for "the immediate inclusion of (simians) in the category of persons, and that they be given the moral and legal protection that currently are only enjoyed by human beings." The PSOE's justification is that humans share 98.4% of our genes with chimpanzees, 97.7% with gorillas, and 96.4% with orangutans.

Editorial Comment: Warning! Note that while this is only in Spain now, they are looking to taking it to the UN. (Ref. politics, animal rights, United Nations)

Evidence News 10 May 2006

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