Posted on March 13, 2017 by David
This is an important, potentially historic oral argument. Go if you can:
Appellate Division, First Department, County Supreme Court to Hear Oral Argument in Two Chimpanzee Rights Cases Filed by the Nonhuman Rights Project
The Nonhuman Rights Project will argue its appeal of the failure of the New York County Supreme Court to issue writs of habeas corpus on behalf of two captive chimpanzees, Tommy and Kiko, in a hearing at the Appellate Division, First Department, Supreme Court in Manhattan at or after 2 p.m. on March 16th.
The ruling that results from the hearing may determine whether Tommy and Kiko—both featured in the new HBO documentary Unlocking the Cage—will be recognized as legal persons with the fundamental right to bodily liberty or remain “things” deprived of even a single right. Continue reading
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Posted on September 3, 2010 by David
The Brazilian tour has been and continues to be a whirlwind. Here’s a first installment of updates, live from Brasilia but a few days behind in terms of news. More soon.
As Liz & Gloribelle’s posts make clear, the Salvador Conference was fab-o. I felt and feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to hear and exchange ideas with such terrific scholars and activists. Furthermore, I am delighted to report that animal advocacy is a real and growing movement in Brazil. The area outside the auditorium where we gathered was filled daily with activists involved in outreach as well as people selling vegan food and wares. In addition, several of us were interviewed by a Brazilian filmmaker for a documentary she is making about animal rights. Continue reading
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Posted on February 11, 2010 by David
I will soon be blogging from Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, to be precise). More about that soon. While in Rio, here‘s a case I’ll be following:
Jimmy is a 26 year old chimpanzee who has spent several years alone in a cage, where he’s on exhibit at a zoo in Niterói, Brazil, just outside of Rio de Janeiro. Just last week, animal protection groups filed a motion to have Jimmy released on grounds of Habeas Corpus, arguing that he is being denied his rights to freedom of movement and to a decent life, in Rio’s Criminal Court. Continue reading
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