Judge Recognizes Two Chimpanzees as Legal Persons, Grants them Writ of Habeas Corpus
20 April 2015- New York, NY (www.nonhumanrightsproject.org/) - For the first time in history a judge has granted an order to show cause and writ of habeas corpus on behalf of a nonhuman animal. This afternoon, in a case brought by the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe issued an order to show cause and writ of habeas corpus on behalf of two chimpanzees, Hercules and Leo, who are being used for biomedical experimentation at Stony Brook University on Long Island, New York.
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