I wonder what George Orwell, and the author of the book version of Planet of the Apes, Pierre Boulle, not to mention the minds behind the original 5 film series, would think of this story, and the news out of Spain?
Should apes be treated like people?
Under a resolution headed for passage in the Spanish parliament, respecting the personal rights of "our non-human brothers" won't just be a good idea. It'll be the law.
The resolution, approved last week by a parliamentary committee with broad support, urges the government to implement the agenda of the Great Ape Project, an organization whose founding declaration says apes "may not be killed" or "arbitrarily deprived of their liberty." No more routine confinement. According to Reuters, the proposal would commit the government to ending involuntary use of apes in circuses, TV ads, and dangerous experiments.
This article is only just getting warmed up. ;-D
Damn Show-off! ;-D
Guys...DON'T try this at home. ;-D
I don't care if you ARE trying to impress the Wife or Girlfriend. ;-D