Court Rules Captive Orangutan Is ‘Non-Human Person’ And Can Be Freed

By Richard Lough

BUENOS AIRES, Dec 21 (Reuters) – An orangutan held in an Argentine zoo can be freed and transferred to a sanctuary after a court recognized the ape as a “non-human person” unlawfully deprived of its freedom, local media …

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GR:  Let’s hope there is no appeal, or if there is one, that it fails.  This morning I passed a yard with an old horse standing in a small corral.  I’m sure the people there loved and cared for the horse, but it’s too bad that the horse couldn’t take a stroll about the neighborhood if it wanted.  Are there any communities where people appreciate free animals instead of considering them a nuisance?

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