When Human Rights Extend to Nonhumans - NY Times

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A thoughtful and provocative article, inspired by the vote of the environment committee of the Spanish Parliament last month to grant limited rights to our closest biological relatives, the great apes. If the bill passes, torture, including in medical experiments, and arbitrary imprisonment, (including for circuses or films) would be forbidden, and it would become illegal to kill apes except in self-defense.

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from Dawnwatch.com:Groundbreaking news: The Spanis... by Meryl Ann Butler on Saturday, Jul 19, 2008 at 1:31:32 AM
Now, if they'd only do something about their b... by Robert Arend on Saturday, Jul 19, 2008 at 11:02:35 PM
this sure looks like the first step to me ...... by Meryl Ann Butler on Saturday, Jul 19, 2008 at 11:51:48 PM