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Philosophers Offer Support for Chimpanzee Rights Cases as Nonhuman Rights Project Seeks to Appeal to New York's Highest Court

Posted by nte on February 26, 2018 in In Action
Image courtesy of the Nonhuman Rights Blog
Image courtesy of the Nonhuman Rights Blog

In the Fall of 2017, Letitia Meynell and Andrew Fenton helped co-found a 'philosophers working group' of 17 philosophers to create an amicus brief in support of the Nonhuman Rights Project's effort to have two chimpanzees, Kiko and Tommy, released to sanctuary. It was submitted to court on 23 Feb 2018 and publicly released online 26 Feb 2018. 

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Click here for Tommy’s court case timeline and here for Kiko’s court case timeline.

CASE NO. Tommy: Index. No. 162358/15 (New York County)/Kiko: Index. No. 150149/16 (New York County)

CASE NAMES:  THE NONHUMAN RIGHTS PROJECT, INC., on behalf of TOMMY, Petitioner-Appellant, -against- PATRICK C. LAVERY, individually and as an officer of Circle L Trailer Sales, Inc., DIANE L. LAVERY, and CIRCLE L TRAILER SALES, INC., Respondents-Respondents.

THE NONHUMAN RIGHTS PROJECT, INC., on behalf of KIKO, Petitioner-Appellant, -against- CARMEN PRESTI, individually and as an officer and director of The Primate Sanctuary, Inc., CHRISTIE E. PRESTI, individually and as an officer and director of The Primate Sanctuary, Inc., and THE PRIMATE SANCTUARY, INC., Respondents-Respondents.