Wednesday, April 22, 2015

New York Judge Makes The Most Ridiculous Decision Of ALL TIME

It’s the dawn of the Planet of the Apes…
An idiot New York judge has granted two research chimps effective personhood by granting them a writ of habeas corpus, marking the first time in U.S. history an animal has been given the right to challenge it’s detention.
Via NPR:
A New York judge has granted two research chimps the writ of habeas corpus — a move that allows them to challenge their detention.
The decision, says Science magazine, effectively recognizes chimps as legal persons, marking the first time in U.S. history that an animal has been given that right.

The order, dated April 20, requires Stony Brook University to appear in court and provide a legally sufficient reason for keeping the two chimps, Hercules and Leo. A hearing is scheduled for May 6.
The Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), the group that filed the case on behalf of the chimps, said in a statement it believed that Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe’s order “implicitly determined that Hercules and Leo are ‘persons.’ ”
But Richard Cupp, a law professor at Pepperdine University who opposes personhood for animals, told Science, “It would be quite surprising if the judge intended to make a momentous substantive finding that chimpanzees are legal persons if the judge has not yet heard the other side’s arguments.”
The Nonhuman Rights Project filed a suit on behalf of the two chimps in the Supreme Court of Suffolk County in December 2013, but that court refused to issues a writ of habeas corpus, and its appellate division dismissed the suit. The group appealed to the New York County Supreme Court in Manhattan, which ruled Monday in the case.


  1. "Judicial Ethics" is an OXYMORON

  2. When I was a kid, I was taught that animals weren't people because they didn't use tools. Some animals do use tools. Then I was taught that animals aren't people because they don't laugh. Animals laugh. Then it was that the don't teach their young. They do. So, why is it now that animals are not people? Obviously we are different species, but tell me again what gives us the right to capture them from their homeland, take them far away into slavery, do medical experiments upon them, and then "sacrifice" (put them down) afterwards? It's because they're not people, of course! Funny, we used to say that about other people, not too many years ago.

  3. I wholeheartedly agree with you, Tanya. However. We must keep a close watch on issues such as this. We may end up in a situation where the welfare of animals is placed above that of We The People. Slavery is a reality for us. Anyone living in a country with a private central bank is forced to CHOOSE to be a slave because we can't survive for very long without money. You can't charge a chimpanzee rent for a cage or demand money from a cow to pay for her food & water.