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Should apes have human rights?
10-09-2014, 03:34 PM #1
The Survivor Truthtard
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Apes and humans have common ancestors but should they have the same rights? An international movement to give them "personhood" is gathering pace.
What would Aristotle make of it? More than 2,000 years after the Greek philosopher declared Mother Nature had made all animals for the sake of man, there are moves to put the relationship on a more equal footing.

Judges in Austria are considering whether a British woman, Paula Stibbe, should become legal guardian of a chimpanzee called Hiasl which was abducted from its family tribe in West Africa 25 years ago.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/6505691.stm

The battle to make Tommy the chimp a person

Tommy is 26. He lives alone behind a trailer sales park in upstate New York. His hobbies include watching cartoons.

He is also a chimpanzee. And now Tommy is at the centre of one of America's more curious legal battles.

A lawsuit submitted by a group called the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) seeks to have Tommy recognised as a person under law.

It's a case with potentially radical implications, challenging as it does human society's very understanding of rights.

For his part, Tommy is blissfully unaware of the legal kerfuffle surrounding him. He lives behind Circle L Trailer Sales, along Route 30 near Gloversville, New York. The site is also home to a business called Santa's Hitching Post that rents out reindeer at Christmas.

The quality of his accommodation is a matter of dispute. A 79-page legal brief submitted by the NhRP claims that the chimp is kept in a "small, dank, cement cage in a cavernous dark shed".

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-2954282...ow_twitter

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10-09-2014, 03:37 PM #2
White Ribbon call me
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yes..
10-09-2014, 03:50 PM #3
White Ribbon call me
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no..
10-09-2014, 04:26 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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Humans should have ape rights 13.gif
10-09-2014, 04:28 PM #5
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(10-09-2014, 04:26 PM)Octo Wrote:  Humans should have ape rights 13.gif

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10-09-2014, 06:59 PM #6
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İmage

I can see by your coat my friend you're from the other side. Just one thing I got to know. Who won?
10-09-2014, 07:55 PM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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Tommy should get human rights so he can get a job and pay taxes like a good little monkey.

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10-09-2014, 08:54 PM #8
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I demand my banana allotment for the monthangry.gif

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10-09-2014, 09:01 PM #9
Octo Mother Superior
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İmage
10-10-2014, 12:08 AM #10
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Mkay
İmage

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10-10-2014, 03:20 AM #11
Not Gumby Incognito Anonymous
 
If they are willing to work and help offset my Taxes I vote in favor of the motion.
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10-10-2014, 03:24 AM #12
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(10-10-2014, 03:20 AM)Not Gumby Wrote:  If they are willing to work and help offset my Taxes I vote in favor of the motion.

Nothing that looks like that can hold a job.
10-10-2014, 03:55 AM #13
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(10-09-2014, 09:01 PM)Octo Wrote:  İmage

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I still have a memory from long ago, I was maybe 3 years old. One of the primates, don't recall what type went apeshit and starting throwing poop at people.

Sure enough a crowd comes over, and I'm watching people get tagged with shït, and more people come over.

Must have been 10 people hit with shït and yet they still came to see the show and risk getting hit.

I recall nothing else from that trip.

I turned myself to consider wisdom and madness and folly
The wise man’s eyes are in his head,
But the fool walks in darkness.
Yet I myself perceived
That the same event happens to them all.
10-10-2014, 03:59 AM #14
Octo Mother Superior
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lmao.gif

The weirdest shït stick at that age chuckle.gif
10-10-2014, 04:04 AM #15
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(10-10-2014, 03:24 AM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  
(10-10-2014, 03:20 AM)Not Gumby Wrote:  If they are willing to work and help offset my Taxes I vote in favor of the motion.

Nothing that looks like that can hold a job.

İmage

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