Are Animals People?
Recently, animal rights have taken an interesting turn. President Obama signed the Chimpanzee Health Improvement, Maintenance, and Protection Act in late November, which means that almost all research chimpanzees are being moved to sanctuaries and away from laboratories. However, further legal action is taking place, as three lawsuits have begun to change the status of "nonhuman animals from ‘things' to ‘persons' who possess fundamental rights."
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