Confined Chimps Will Get Their Day in Court, Judge Rules

April 21, 2015 6:46 PM

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Confined Chimps Will Get Their Day in Court, Judge Rules

A New York judge ruled this week to grant lawyers representing two chimpanzees a hearing to challenge the animals’ confinement.

The judge’s ruling comes in response to a complaint filed by the Nonhuman Rights Project on behalf of two chimpanzees held at Stony Brook University. In response to the ruling, the university will be required to demonstrate to a court that it has reason to detain the chimpanzees.

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