I mean... if taught properly gorillas have the IQ of say a youngish human child. I don't think enough people are aware of this fact, they have feelings just like us - I'm not actually aware of the hunting rules these days, anyone here know? I'm guessing it's illegal in most places... but I would say go further than that, I think it's fair that they would have some rights. I'm not sure what exactly, but just like basic human rights.
Pretty sure it's illegal to hunt gorillas -- can't imagine why people would allow such a thing, as they aren't as common as birds and whatnot.
I think so. But what rights? Which types of gorillas/monkeys? What of other animals?
Animal species have a basic right to responsible stewardship by humans.
I would be opposed to individual animal rights. If you want to go down that rabbit trail, why would only mammals have rights, why not all flora, fauna and inanimate objects too.
Back to the gorillas, looks as though their species are really threatened. Scientists are giving them twenty years. I caught this with half an ear on the news tonight - Al Jazeera International.
Orangatans are in trouble too with their small habitat.
It shames humankind to lose animals such as these.