Re: SOC/LAW: Chimp Rights

From: Robin Hanson (
Date: Fri Feb 04 2000 - 13:07:46 MST

Greg Burch wrote:
>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.

I don't know how consistent I've ever been, but I can certainly
join you in endorsing this point of view. Yes, lets make
chimps legal persons.

Robin Hanson
Asst. Prof. Economics, George Mason University
MSN 1D3, Carow Hall, Fairfax VA 22030
703-993-2326 FAX: 703-993-2323

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