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.