Yet another non-human has been granted legal rights that some humans aren’t given, in this case an orangutan was declared a person.
“Judge Elena Liberatori’s landmark ruling in 2015 declared that Sandra is legally not an animal, but a non-human person, thus entitled to some legal rights enjoyed by people and better living conditions.
“’With that ruling, I wanted to tell society something new, that animals are sentient beings and that the first right they have is our obligation to respect them,’ she told The Associated Press.”
Though Dr. Zaius might disagree, let us hope that this does not lead to the discovery of “man’s hot red fire”.
Still, if allowed to run for an elected office, there’d certainly be a step up in intelligence of the office seeker.