Chimpanzees Legal Rights: Court Grants Right To Habeas Corpus

April 21, 2015 6:46 PM

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Chimpanzees Legal Rights: Court Grants Right To Habeas Corpus

Chimpanzees now have some of the legal protections that are usually reserved for humans.

A New York judge ruled this week that chimpanzees can use the courts to challenge their confinement, because they have the legal right to habeas corpus, or protection from unlawful imprisonment.

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