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Spain to grant great apes greater rights

Spain's parliament is set to grant great apes the rights to life and liberty in accordance with the Great Ape Project, which was established on 1993 by philosophers Peter Singer and Paola Cavalieri on the basis that man's closest relatives should share closer rights.  Under the resolution, great apes would have greater protections under the law than other nonhumans, although it could set a precedent for granting other animals of higher intelligence increased rights, such as elephants and cetaceans.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060627/od_nm/spain_apes_dc_1

Tags: apes, rights, spain
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