Friday, June 02, 2006

Height of political correctness

From Wikipedia:
Human primates are recognized as persons and protected in law by the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights[4] and by all governments, though to varying degrees. Non-human primates are not classified as persons, which means their individual interests have no formal recognition or protection. The status of other apes amidst humans particularly—as their closest genetic cousins—has generated much debate, particularly through the Great Ape Project[5] which argues for their personhood.

[4] - UN Declaration of Human Rights
[5] - Declaration on Great Apes, Great Ape Project

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