Should Chimpanzees Be Considered 'Persons'?


Chico Women's Club - Chico, CA
592 East 3rd Street

Sun, Apr 28, 2019 at 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM

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World Explorations Talk with Robert Jones Should Chimpanzees Be Considered 'Persons'? Sunday, Apr. 28, 2019, 4–5 p.m. Chico Women's Club at 592 E. 3rd street Talks are free and open to the public. In February 2018, a group of philosophers submitted an amicus curiae brief to the New York Court of Appeals in support of legal personhood for two chimpanzees, Kiko and Tommy, in a case brought by the Nonhuman Rights Project. Three months later, New York’s highest court rendered an unprecedented opinion that many consider a major victory for all sentient beings. Dr. Robert Jones, co-author of the brief and Professor of Philosophy at California State University, Chico, chronicles the details of the case and argues that chimpanzees should, indeed, be considered persons. Here is a link to the Philosophers's Brief: https://www.nonhumanrights.org/blog/philosophers-brief-book/ Here is the link to the CSUC event page: https://www.csuchico.edu/anthmuseum/events/world-explorations/chimpanzees.shtml NOTE: This event is not hosted by Chico Vegan Meetup but by CSUC. Chico Vegan Meetup is posting this to promote this worthy event.