SOC/LAW: Chimp Rights

Date: Fri Feb 04 2000 - 11:09:47 MST

Here's a review of an interesting-looking book that proposes that chimps and
bonobos should enjoy certain legal rights now reserved for humans:

My own thinking on the subject of the rights and duties of sentient creatures
(played out on this list with excruciating inconsistency over the years) has
led me to thinking along the lines described in this review.

      Greg Burch <>----<>
      Attorney ::: Vice President, Extropy Institute ::: Wilderness Guide -or-
                                           ICQ # 61112550
        "We never stop investigating. We are never satisfied that we know
        enough to get by. Every question we answer leads on to another
       question. This has become the greatest survival trick of our species."
                                          -- Desmond Morris

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