New York attorney general fights group’s ‘radical’ bid to free chimps

An animal rights group’s “radical attempt” in various lawsuits in New York state to extend legal rights to chimpanzees could undermine ownership of pets and farm animals, the New York attorney general’s office said on Friday. The Nonhuman Rights Project, founded by attorney and animal rights activist Steven Wise, has sued Stony Brook University over two chimps it owns, Hercules and Leo, which are used in anatomical research on primates.

May 22, 2015 11:24 pm

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