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When Human Rights Extend to Nonhumans - NYTimes.Com

Animals  (tags: animalrights, protection, primates, chimpanzees, apes )

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Further consideration of the pending legislation in Spain that would provide some statutory protections for great apes. It's a small step with implications big and small for humans and animals alike. A good read!

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Tuesday July 15, 2008, 6:52 am
But given that even some humans are denied human rights, what is the most basic right? To not be killed for food, perhaps?

Ten years ago, I stood in a clearing in the Cameroonian jungle, asking a hunter to hold up for my camera half the baby gorilla he had split and butterflied for smoking.

My distress — partly faked, since I was also feeling triumphant, having come this far hoping to find exactly such a scene — struck him as funny. “A gorilla is still meat,” said my guide, a former gorilla hunter himself. “It has no soul.”

this ios the mentality that must end
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