A recent lawsuit filed in New York intended to establish “person status” for chimps has opened a new front in the discussion of animals and their place in society. This leads to big questions about self-determination, the concept of self-awareness, and the distinction between animal welfare and animal rights. It’s a big topic, but Dr. Simba Wiltz and Asli Goncer take up the task to continue the discussion about our complex relationship with the animals that share our world.
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