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Saturday Links: 7-26-2008

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In the Guardian (7-18) Peter Singer writes about the historical decision of the Spanish parliament to support the Great Ape Project:

In a historic vote last month the Spanish parliament’s commission for the environment, agriculture, and fisheries declared its support for The Great Ape Project – a proposal to grant rights to life, liberty, and protection from torture to our closest nonhuman relatives: chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas and orang-utans. Other countries, such as New Zealand and the UK, have taken steps to protect great apes, but no national parliament has declared that any animal could be a person with rights.

While you’re pondering this, do check out Susan Savage-Rumbaugh‘s talk on bonobos that write, start fires and play Pac-Man and Jane Goodall‘s talk on what separates us from the other apes over at TED.


Written by Stefan Ionescu

iulie 26, 2008 la 9:21 am

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