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Posts from the ‘Nonhuman Rights Project’ category

  • The ‘Animal Rights’ Paradox

    How's the animal rights movement doing? If you rate it by the simple question "How many animals have rights?" you'd have to say "Not very well." Call it the animal rights paradox.

  • At Sundance, a Triumph for "Unlocking the Cage"

    Premiered at Sundance, the movie follows attorney Steven M. Wise as he argues to a high court judges that chimpanzee Tommy has the capacity for legal rights and should be set free…

  • New York Times Mag on Chimp Rights

    Renowned author and journalist Charles Siebert writes about the Nonhuman Rights Project for this week’s cover story in the New York Times Magazine. Siebert accompanies…

  • Why Humans Don’t Want Nonhumans as Persons

    Steven Wise, animal rights attorney and founder of The Nonhuman Rights Project, discusses why we humans don’t like the idea of other animals being recognized as legal…

    Chatting with Charles Siebert

    Charles Siebert’s New York Times story about the Nonhuman Rights Project has stirred lots of interest around the country in last few days. Among other scoops,…

    Unlocking the Cage

    For the last two years, Academy Award-winning movie maker D.A. Pennebaker and Oscar nominee Chris Hegedus have been following the work of Steven M. Wise and…

    Q & A with Steven M. Wise

    Steven M. Wise, President of the Nonhuman Rights Project President, answers some of the questions we’ve been receiving in the wake of the cover story in the New York Times magazine.

    First: “Why can’t a humane society or local authorities just go in and rescue those poor chimpanzees?”

    Our First Plaintiff

    Our plaintiff did not walk into our office; he couldn’t. When we last saw him, he was being held captive in solitary confinement in a small, dank, cement cage in a dark shed in temperatures 40 degrees below his native land.