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  • The Scriptorium

    4/26/2006

    Socialists: Give apes human rights

    Filed under: — Jennifer Rast @ 9:06 am

    Spanish Socialists are giving apes the same rights as human beings, and a declaration has been proposed that would have the U.N. do the same. What does it say about humanity (real humans, not the monkeys who actually take care of their young) that people will show more concern and give more rights to a monkey than they will unborn babies?

    The Spanish Socialist Party will introduce a bill in the Congress of Deputies calling for “the immediate inclusion of (simians) in the category of persons, and that they be given the moral and legal protection that currently are only enjoyed by human beings.” The PSOE’s justification is that humans share 98.4% of our genes with chimpanzees, 97.7% with gorillas, and 96.4% with orangutans.
    The party will announce its Great Ape Project at a press conference tomorrow. An organization with the same name is seeking a UN declaration on simian rights which would defend ape interests “the same as those of minors and the mentally handicapped of our species.”

    According to the Project, “Today only members of the species Homo sapiens are considered part of the community of equals. The chimpanzee, the gorilla, and the orangutan are our species’s closest relatives. They possess sufficient mental faculties and emotional life to justify their inclusion in the community of equals.”

    One Response to “Socialists: Give apes human rights”

    1. Jesus_is_Lord Says:

      These people truly are nutcases!