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Nonhuman Rights Project – Working Toward Legal Rights for Nonhuman Animals

November 17, 2014
by
Karen Lyons Kalmenson

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

Source Nonhuman Rights Project

Please sign petition HERE

Meet Tommy the chimpanzee. The Nonhuman Rights Project found him locked in a small cage, in a dark barn, at a used-trailer lot in New York. Tommy lives in solitary confinement, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Chimpanzees like Tommy are intelligent, self-aware beings. But the law still considers Tommy to be a piece of property – a “thing.” As such, he has NO LEGAL RIGHTS. While the Supreme Court has ruled that even corporations are entitled to certain legal rights, Tommy has no more rights than a pair of tennis shoes.

Add your name to this urgent petition if you agree with us that chimpanzees like Tommy belong in a sanctuary, not in a cage, not in a laboratory, and not in a circus!

The Nonhuman Rights Project is the only organization working toward actual LEGAL rights for members of species other than our own. Our mission is to change the common law status of at least some nonhuman animals from mere “things,” which lack the capacity to possess any legal right, to “persons,” who possess such fundamental rights as bodily integrity and bodily liberty, and those other legal rights to which evolving standards of morality, scientific discovery, and human experience entitle them. Our first cases were filed in 2013. Your support of this work is deeply appreciated.

Donate HERE




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What do you see
What do you see when you look at me
The face of your genetic history
Do you see the intelligence, the soul,
The feelings
Of a primate that has suffered
From man’s cruel misdealings
Or do you see a thing
That belongs in a lab
Alive or dead
Lying on a cold slab
Your vision is determined
By your inner brain’s eye
My future depends
Please I do not want
To cry.

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


14 Comments leave one →
  1. J. David Scott permalink
    November 17, 2014 7:32 am

    This should be a no-brainer…Of course they should have rights. And the first right they should have is the right to be protected from idiot humans…

    Liked by 2 people

  2. November 17, 2014 7:43 am

    Signed.

    Like

  3. November 17, 2014 10:18 am

    Reblogged this on Vegan Lynx.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    November 17, 2014 10:48 am

    What do you see
    What do you see when you look at me
    The face of your genetic history
    Do you see the intelligence, the soul,
    The feelings
    Of a primate that has suffered
    From man’s cruel misdealings
    Or do you see a thing
    That belongs in a lab
    Alive or dead
    Lying on a cold slab
    Your vision is determined
    By your inner brain’s eye
    My future depends
    Please I do not want
    To cry.

    Liked by 2 people

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