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Author`s name Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

Animals: The "Personhood" issue - Comments

A recent case in the USA concerning the personhood of chimpanzees and therefore bringing into question the legality of their detainment in a laboratory follows on from a ruling in India two years ago about the status of dolphins as "non-human persons" enjoying specific rights. To what extent should this apply to other animals?

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