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. Caleb says:

    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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