Tag: chimpanzee

Jun 14

Chimps Kiko And Tommy Denied Habeas Corpus Relief In New York

Kiko at the nonprofit Primate Sanctuary in Niagara Falls, NY in July 2013 (AP)

A New York appeals court has unanimously affirmed a lower court’s denials of habeas corpus petitions that sought the relocation of two chimpanzees, Kiko and Tommy, by their forcible removal from their current owners. Kiko and Tommy are represented by The Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) based in Coral Springs, Florida, which argues that chimps have …

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Apr 17

Cecilia Becomes First Non-Human Person Freed By Habeas Corpus From Illegal Imprisonment

Cecilia at her new home in the sanctuary of large apes in Sorocaba, Brazil on 4-12-2017 (EFE - Fernando Bizerra Jr)

Cecilia, a chimpanzee in Argentina, has become the first non-human person in the world freed from illegal imprisonment by the granting of a writ of habeas corpus. On April 5, 2017 Cecilia arrived at the Sanctuary of Large Apes in Sorocaba, Brazil. She was transported from the zoo in Mendoza, Argentina were a judge ruled …

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