More details here http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,360223,00.htmlShould Chimps Be Given Human Rights?
Thursday, May 29, 2008
By Jeanna Bryner
Beyond the legal challenges, anthropologists say chimpanzees are not humans, though without a clear definition of what it means to be human, backing that claim up is a challenge perhaps fit for some great courtroom drama.
Animal rights activist and teacher Paula Stibbe, along with the Vienna-based Association Against Animal Factories (AAAF), says she wants the chimpanzee, named Matthew Hiasl Pan, declared a person.