Human Exceptionalism

Spain to Grant Great Apes “Human Rights?”

Deutsche Presse-Agentur is reporting that the Spanish ruling party is considering “a parliamentary initiative to grant rights to great apes on the basis of their resemblance to humans…The socialists want to prohibit the ‘enslaving’ of gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans, and bonobos.”

This is part of the Great Ape Project, a world-wide animal rights initiative that hopes to grant personhood to great apes (which would lead eventually to other animals being similarly recognized).

Here is a short report on the same story.