Great Apes Now Enjoy “Human Rights”

No, this is not a joke, though I wish it was.

The Spanish parliament has voiced its support for the rights of great apes to life and freedom.

In a statement, Pedro Pozas, Spanish director of the Great Apes Project, said, “This is a historic day in the struggle for animal rights and in defense of our evolutionary comrades, which will doubtless go down in the history of humanity.”

Now I am worried if they will extend these rights to all of our “evolutionary comrades” because there might come a day when I can be charged with ‘man’-slaughter or even murder if I consciously kill a mosquito carrying the dengue fever virus.

And, gasp!, won’t eating meat be considered cannibalism?!

In the meantime, does anyone know how I can say “Welcome, cousins!” in ape-ese?

Full Story: Reuters.

3 thoughts on “Great Apes Now Enjoy “Human Rights”

  1. –In the meantime, does anyone know how I can say “Welcome, cousins!” in ape-ese?–

    I think it’s “ook”.

    Or maybe “oook”.

    I’ll have to read some Pratchett again to be certain.

  2. Anyone else see the sad irony in this? People are willing to give APES the right to life, but don’t give a second thought about denying unborn HUMAN CHILDREN the right to life.

  3. Hey, guess whose one of the people behind this nonsense.

    http://www.worldontheweb.com/2008/06/28/spain-calls-for-apes-rights/

    –The Project’s chief philosophical proponent, Dr. Peter Singer, doesn’t see the inconsistency. In a 2007 article in the Melbourne Herald-Sun, Singer argued that though “the opponents of abortion are right to say that abortion ends a human life…mere membership of our species doesn’t settle the moral issue of whether it is wrong to end a life.”–

    Yep, Mr Peter “give rights to apes but not unborn humans” Singer.

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