Group seeks 'personhood' for 4 chimps in NY as step toward better treatment of non-humans

  • by: MARY ESCH , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 3, 2013 - 6:35 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. — An animal rights group is asking New York courts to recognize scientific evidence of emotional and cognitive abilities in chimpanzees and to grant the animals "legal personhood" so that they are ensured better treatment.

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