Tommy, a 26-year-old chimpanzee is not entitled to the rights of a human and cannot be taken from its owner ruled the five-judge panel of the New York Appeals court.
'So far as legal theory is concerned, a person is any being whom the law regards as capable of rights and duties,' Justice Karen Peters wrote.
'Needless to say, unlike human beings, chimpanzees cannot bear any legal duties, submit to societal responsibilities or be held legally accountable for their actions,'
If true, most liberal activists would likewise be denied said 'human rights' under the law, but since many of them have enough money to contest that notion in court, the rest of us are stuck with them...
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