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Letter: Corporate chimps have more rights?

New York judge has granted a pair of

New York judge has granted a pair of Stony Brook University laboratory chimpanzees, not pictured, the right to have their day in court -- and seek their freedom. Credit: Getty Images / Christian Science Monitor

If the Nonhuman Rights Project is unsuccessful in state court in getting personhood rights for the two research chimpanzees at Stony Brook University, the organization should consider forming a corporation for the primates ["Chimps' rights on trial," News, May 28].

After all, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that corporations are people. That ought to solve their problem.

Gloria Rothenberg, Merrick


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