No human rights for chimp, say Judges, according to a report in BBC News and Science (AAAS) News 4 December 2014. A group of animal rights activists named Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) has mounted a court case to force the owner of a chimpanzee named Tommy to set the chimp free on the basis that a chimpanzee should be recognised as a “legal person” and therefore be entitled to human rights, including freedom. The Judges of the New York court rejected the claim, and wrote in their judgement: “So far as legal theory is concerned, a person is any being whom the law regards as capable of rights and duties. Needless to say, unlike human beings, chimpanzees cannot bear any legal duties, submit to societal responsibilities or be held legally accountable for their actions”.

NhRP are undeterred, and will continue their legal battles on behalf of other chimps and elephants.

BBC, Science

Editorial Comment: This kind of legal time wasting could only occur because evolutionists have managed to convince lawyers that human beings are just another kind of animal, and we were once the same ape-like creature as chimpanzees, and going further back in evolutionary history, were once the same common ancestor of apes and elephants. The real reason that chimpanzees and elephants do not have human rights is that they are animals, and human beings are not animals, and never were. Our unique legal, moral and physical status comes from the fact that human beings were separately created in the image of God and given dominion over the animals by their Creator. (Genesis 1:26-28) That’s why we would remind the judges who allow abortion and euthanasia, that they have a serious flaw in their legal argument: babies and unconscious people are not capable of legal duties, but they are still people, and the chimp supporters in law will seize on this inconsistency sooner or later. (Ref. law, humanity, mankind)

Evidence News vol. 15 No. 1
4 February 2015
Creation Research Australia