Saturday, May 5, 2007

Nothing is Unbelievable Anymore: Animal Rights Beings Want Chimp Declared to be a "Person"

In a case that could set a global legal precedent for granting basic rights to apes, animal rights advocates are seeking to get the 26- year-old male chimpanzee legally declared a "person." If you really want to. . . .


Terry Nelson said...

I believe I have worked for chimps in the past.

Adoro said...

If people understood the meaning of human dignity and how dignity applies to human beings alone, they would not be doing this.

A chimp cannot transcend his condition or his choices; it is an amoral creature, driven by instinct alone, is not a reflection of God, has not been given free will. People think "free will" and "rational intelligence" are the same thing, however they are not. Chimps have amazing intelligence, however, they don't have the true ability to discern right from wrong. Their understanding is only as deep as the behaviors they are trained to do.

So sad that it's coming to this.

Cathy_of_Alex said...

Many don't want a fetus designated as a person-probably the same folks who think a chimp should be. We are so lost.

Unknown said...

Well put, Ms. Theological Graduate Student!

See, you are “ taking it out to all nations” already! Your classes are rivaling you with Cathy and her Chrism.

I feel shamed.

Thanks, Adoro!