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SarasotaRepub
06-25-2008, 09:08 PM
:eek:

Planet of the Apes!!! (http://www.reuters.com/article/scienceNews/idUSL256586320080625?feedType=RSS&feedName=scienceNews&rpc=22&sp=true)


MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's parliament voiced its support on Wednesday for the rights of great apes to life and freedom in what will apparently be the first time any national legislature has called for such rights for non-humans.

Parliament's environmental committee approved resolutions urging Spain to comply with the Great Apes Project, devised by scientists and philosophers who say our closest genetic relatives deserve rights hitherto limited to humans.

Bubba Dawg
06-25-2008, 09:22 PM
:eek:

Planet of the Apes!!! (http://www.reuters.com/article/scienceNews/idUSL256586320080625?feedType=RSS&feedName=scienceNews&rpc=22&sp=true)

Maybe the ruling party needs the votes.

lacarnut
06-26-2008, 12:33 PM
:eek:

Planet of the Apes!!! (http://www.reuters.com/article/scienceNews/idUSL256586320080625?feedType=RSS&feedName=scienceNews&rpc=22&sp=true)

I don't see a problem with that. People are allowed to vote that are not as smart as monkeys. The USA already has that policy in place.

noonwitch
06-26-2008, 12:38 PM
My inner soundtrack is now playing "Planet of the Apes-The Musical" starring Troy McClure.


"You've finally made a monkey out of me! I love you Dr. Sayess!"

Rebel Yell
06-26-2008, 12:40 PM
This is to keep any future foreign dignitaries out of danger when visiting Spain.