In the US the court will decide the issue of recognition of a chimpanzee personalities

In the US the court will decide the issue of recognition of a chimpanzee personalities

Appellate division of the Supreme court of the district court in new York began proceedings on whether to consider the personalities of the two captive chimpanzees — Tommy and Kiko.

This was reported on the website of the American animal protection organization Nonhuman Rights Project, have addressed with the corresponding request.

According to the President of the Association, attorney Stephen wise, the American government needs to recognize these apes a number of the same rights which people have. The lawyer insists that they are not in captivity and released to the Florida sanctuary where conditions close to natural.

Wise emphasizes that, in accordance with certain provisions of American law, in some cases, persons in the legal sense can be recognized not only people, but organizations, respectively, it is also applicable to chimpanzees.

Went to fight for Tommy in NYC TODAY @NonhumanRights #BEASTLYBRAINS

— Nancy Castaldo (@NCastaldoAuthor) 16 Mar 2017
Stephen wise in court. Announced that the monkey at the hearings does not appear.

In turn, living in new York, owners Tommy and Kiko emphasize that in the wild, without a care person, their Pets will not survive. The owner Kiko Carmen Presti said that his primacy is deaf and he needs constant supervision by a veterinarian, and Patrick Lavery, who live Tommy, in turn, said that the monkey had to be euthanized, so he took her to his own.

This is not the first attempt wise to obtain from US authorities the recognition of chimpanzee personality. In 2014 a court in new York denied him this question in relation to Tommy and Kiko and he appealed.

A year later, the lawyer lost the court in new York on the recognition of the personalities of two chimpanzees Hercules and Leo, who have become objects of experience in one of the laboratories of the city. Judge Barbara Jaffe told him that understands his attempts “to extend legal rights” for primates, but stressed that United States law still considers them property, not people.

It is expected that the appeal hearing will last from five to eight weeks.

In November 2016 in Argentina, a judge decided the case in favor of the Association of lawyers in the struggle for animal rights and decided to release from the zoo of Mendoza chimpanzee named Cecilia. For several years she was kept in inappropriate conditions, and loneliness had a negative influence on animal health.