Monday, July 14, 2008

Spain grants rights to great apes

NYTimes writes about Spain's decision to grant some rights to the great apes.
If the bill passes — the news agency Reuters predicts it will — it would become illegal in Spain to kill apes except in self-defense. Torture, including in medical experiments, and arbitrary imprisonment, including for circuses or films, would be forbidden.
I've always thought the ethical issue of how we treat other animals to be a fascinating one. Here's the full article:
When Human Rights Extend to Nonhumans.