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Albany is currently debating an appeal to give a chimpanzee the right to personhood. Specifically, the Nonhuman Rights Project (NRP) hopes that the courts will award a 26-year-old chimpanzee named Tommy the right to not spend the rest of his life alone in a small cage. Founder of the NRP, Steven Wise tells Wired, “Both […]

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Earlier this week, a chimpanzee named Sue went on a rampage in a Kansas City neighborhood after it escaped its owner, who has been cited on several occasions for incidents related to the primate. Amazingly, no one’s face was ripped off, which is great for area residents, but terrible for Oprah, she eats that kind […]

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A 200-pound chimpanzee that attacked a Connecticut woman has tested positive for the anti-anxiety drug Xanax. It’s not clear whether it contributed to the attack, in which the victim lost her hands, nose, lips and eyelids, but it’s likely that feeding an animal pills meant for panicky humans isn’t very smart. |NYP| […]

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