A little sanity from Texas. PETA tried to have chimpanzees named as party plaintiffs in a lawsuit about the proper care of primates. Before you laugh, this is a major goal of the animal liberation movement. Indeed, in Brazil, a chimp was awarded an injunction in his own name.
The point of this is to blur the crucial distinction between animals and humans. Having animals able to sue in their own names would open the door to animal rights radicals suing the heck out of all animal using industries, using the clueless animals as a front to further the liberationists’ desires.